EVENTS

Advance registration for educational events is strongly recommended. For events with limited capacity, as indicated by an asterisk (*), preference will be given to AIA Chicago members.

Questions: call 312/670-7770.

Note: For those driving to an event at AIA Chicago, a parking garage rebate is available at the InterPark Theater District Self Park on the southeast corner of Dearborn and Lake streets (the address is 181 North Dearborn Street). Pick up a “chaser” ticket at the AIA Chicago office and use it along with your entry ticket when paying before exiting the garage.

To view a calendar of events click here.

To view an archived list of events click here.

Tuesday / October 16, 2018 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Creating The 78: Chicago’s Next Great Neighborhood

SOM, 224 South Michigan Avenue, 5th Floor, Chicago

The 78 is Chicago’s next great neighborhood - it is modern placemaking in action and will transform the largest parcel of undeveloped land in downtown Chicago into the city's 78th community area. Spanning 62 acres of current brownfield space immediately south of downtown, this massive extension of the Loop establishes a dynamic new residential, commercial, academic, civic, cultural, and recreational mixed-use neighborhood for all Chicagoans. Located at the convergence of many of Chicago’s most vibrant, diverse communities—the South Loop, Chinatown, Pilsen, Little Italy, and Bronzeville, to name a few—the 78 is a neighborhood imbued with Chicago’s culture and history, blending seamlessly with the communities it borders. 

An extension of Chicago’s central business district, this transit-oriented development emphasizes connectivity. Highly accessible from streets and waterways, the development features new water taxi stops, new bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly streets, with proximity to local and regional rail lines, including a proposed CTA Red Line stop that would establish new connections to the city and both O’Hare and Midway International Airports. Incorporating seven acres of public park and five acres of unimpeded riverfront space along the south branch of the Chicago River, The 78’s Riverwalk will engage one of the city’s greatest natural assets with unparalleled access, year-round recreation, and an abundance of cultural and hospitality amenities for visitors and residents alike. 

Speakers: Thomas Hussey, AIA, a Director in SOM’s Urban Design and Planning Studio, is an accomplished architect and urban designer focused on the design of cities, districts, and large, complex architectural projects. Leading multi-disciplinary design teams, Hussey creatively addresses challenges and opportunities emerging from established and developing cities worldwide. Trained in architecture and urban planning, Hussey brings together the design skills and ambitions of both disciplines to develop holistic plans for urban centers and communities. He directs high-visibility, forward-facing projects that strategically define important places, positioning them for enduring growth and prosperity. With an award-winning portfolio of projects ranging from Beijing to Panama City, Hussey delivers innovative solutions to unique challenges facing our cities and collective issues facing our planet

Mike Pfeffer, AIA, joined Related Midwest in 2016 as Vice President of Architecture and Design after 15 years at the Chicago office of SOM, where he served as Managing Director overseeing many projects throughout Asia and Chicago. At Related Midwest his primary responsibility is to serve as the design development lead for the “78” and “400 LSD” (formerly the Spire site). He is a 2014 national AIA Young Architect Award winner and a 2016 Crain’s 40 under 40 recipient. He has also served over five years on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Chicago and on the AIA Chicago Board of Directors.

Other SOM team members will join for Q&A. Thanks to SOM for beverages and light snacks.

Sponsored By

Regional & Urban Design KC and SOM

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




Tuesday / October 16, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Eco-Cruises!

Chicago Line Cruises, just north of Centennial Fountain at 465 North McClurg Court (on Ogden Slip)

The Chicago River is a complex intersection of ecology, architecture, and urban design. While less attention has been paid to Chicago’s ecological history, it remains the basis from which our city developed and holds a key to Chicago’s sustainable future. Experts in ecology, planning, and design will engage riders on this 90-minute cruise to discuss topics such as the Chicago Region’s ecological significance on a global scale; Achieving ecological balance in an urbanized world; Delivering ecological conservation and fresh water through balanced urban and economic development. The cruises will introduce avenues to better understand the critical role of humans in creating and caring for urban nature, and provide cues for achieving higher environmental qualities in our city.

Adults: $43; seniors: $41; youths: $22; children 6 and under are free

GROWING WATER, FOOD AND BIO BOULEVARDS  Tuesday, October 16 | 6-7:30 pm

Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen, FAIA, Urban Lab

Sponsored By

Chicago Cruise Lines, SAIC, NEXT.cc

Member Price

$43.00

Non Member Price

$43.00



Wednesday / October 17, 2018 / 12:00 AM

NOMA UNBOUNDED – The Convergence of a Legacy

Palmer House Hotel, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago

Register for the 46th Annual NOMA Conference!

Each year, 600+ minority architects, urban designers, community activists, and students from across the country come together in fellowship for the annual NOMA conference. This year, Illinois NOMA is excited to celebrate the rich history and success of our chapter, accomplished members, and beloved city as we explore a new “conference without walls” concept that expands traditional conference programs by leveraging nearby organizations, institutions, and architecture firms to host more than two-thirds of the conference seminars and events.

 

Sponsored By

NOMA, INOMA, and many others, including AIA Chicago

Member Price

$395.00

Non Member Price

$575.00



Wednesday / October 17, 2018 / 8:00 AM

2-Day Air Barrier Educational Symposium and Installation Rodeo

Day 1: Bank of America Building, 135 South LaSalle Street, Chicago; Day 2: International Masonry Institute, 2140 West Corporate Drive, Addison

The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) in collaboration with BEC Chicago & the International Masonry Institute (IMI) is hosting a 2-day Air Barrier Symposium & Installation Rodeo consisting of:

  • Day 1 - Oct. 17 (8:00 am to 4:15 pm)       Day of Educational Presentations @ Bank of America Building
  • Day 2 - Oct. 18 (8:00 am to 3:00 pm)       Hands-On Installation Competition @ International Masonry Institute

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Construction Cautions with Building Enclosures (Day 1)
  • ABAA Research Project – Adhesion Testing (Day 1)
  • Specifications & Field Quality Control (Day 1)
  • Integration of Flashings and Transitions into the Air Barrier System (Day 1)
  • Roof to Wall / Window to Wall Interface Details & Compatibility (Day 1)
  • Review of 11 Pre-Installed Mock-Up Walls with Various Detail Accessories (Day 2)
  • Air Barrier Installation Competition with Post Moderated Panel Discussion - 11 installation teams (Day 2)
  • Air Leakage - Bubble Gun Demonstration (Day 2)

Continuing education: 

  • Day 1   5.75  AIA/CES LU/HSW
  • Day 2   5.4    AIA/CES LU/HSW

Ticket sales end October 12!

Click here for more details and to register with BECC/IMI

Sponsored By

Building Enclosure Council-Chicago, Air Barrier Association of America, International Masonry Institute

Member Price

$50.00

Non Member Price

$50.00



Wednesday / October 17, 2018 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Better buildings to help people thrive – WELL v2

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250, Chicago

Better buildings to help people thrive. This is the simple but profound truth that has been at the center of a year-and-a-half of relentless work to take WELL to the next level. The WELL v2™ pilot was launched in May 2018 to try out the next version of the pioneering WELL Building Standard™.

Our speakers from the International WELL Building Institute in New York City are Dominic Ruiz and Jaclyn Whitaker, AIA, who will introduce the WELL v2 pilot, its scope, guiding principle,s and key enhancements. They will begin with an overview of how WELL v2 was developed, summarize enhancements to the structure of the rating system, including expanded concepts, improved scoring, and more flexible pathways for projects. Key changes to the certification process and on-going initiatives will be discussed. 

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

This presentation is registered for continuing education credit:

WELL Feature Specific Learning Objectives (for logging WELL AP CEUs):

  • Recall the WELL v2 concept-specific feature code for (V03) Feature 64, Interior Fitness Circulation of the WELL Building Standard v1.
  • Describe the WELL v2 flexible pathways by space type for (A03) Feature 03, Ventilation Effectiveness of the WELL Building Standard v1.
  • Summarize the WELL v2 intent for (L02) Feature 53, Visual Lighting Design, of the WELL Building Standard v1.

AIA: sign in to receive 1 LU/HSW 

GBCI:  For GBCI CEUs (LEED AP and WELL AP), these may be self-reported within GBCI Credentials using the course code 0920016502.

IDCEC:  For IDCEC credits, ASID members wishing to receive credit to report to IDCEC can self-report, following the steps outlined here under “Courses Approved by Industry Relevant Organizations."  

Sponsored By

Environment KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




Wednesday / October 17, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hip Hop Architecture: Beyond Bricks and Mortar

SAIC Ballroom, Second Floor, 112 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Michael Ford, Assoc. AIA (Madison College in WI and BrandNu Design), is dedicated to stimulating cross disciplinary discourse between architectural practitioners, students and community members on the social and cultural implications of architecture on its inhabitants through lectures, workshops and exhibits. Ford’s Hip Hop Architecture Lecture Series uses three interconnected realms - education, professional practice and media - to expose the subconscious roles of celebrated modern architects and urban planners, such as Le Corbusier and Robert Moses, in the creation of the environments which necessitated hip hop’s birth. Ford’s multi-media lecture format uses a combination of music videos and a live DJ to extract hip hop lyric samples as dialogue, commentary and counterpoints to popular architectural history and theory. The juxtaposition establishes golden-era hip hop lyrics as a post-occupancy evaluation of inner-city residents’ inhabitance of modernists’ visions.

Michael is known as The Hip Hop Architect as he explores architecture and urban planning through the lens of hip hop culture. He is the creator of The Hip Hop Architecture Camp®, an international, award-winning youth camp which uses Hip Hop Culture as a catalyst to increase diversity in architecture. Ford’s work has been featured in a variety of places including The TODAY Show, Rolling Stone Magazine, ESPN’s The Undefeated, and Vibe Magazine. Ford is also a highly regarded speaker with keynotes at The American Institute of Architects national convention, South by Southwest Eco Conference, and a TEDx titled “Hip Hop Architecture as Modernism’s Post Occupancy Evaluation.”

This presentation is part of the 46th Annual NOMA Conference which takes place in Chicago from October 17 to 20.    

Sponsored By

SAIC AIADO and NOMA; promotional partner AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1.5 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / October 18, 2018 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Rick Joy

Pella Crafted Luxury showroom, Merchandise Mart, Suite 100, Chicago

      

Rick Joy, FAIA, Intl. FRIBA, is the founder of Rick Joy Architects, AKA Studio Rick Joy, an award-winning architecture, interiors, and planning firm based in Tucson, Arizona. Studio Rick Joy has been recognized for an exquisitely sensitive and thoughtful approach to site, observation, process, landscape, and building. The studio’s work has encompassed intimate single-family homes and large-scale master plans, and has included residential commissions in Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Tucson, Costa Rica, and Turks and Caicos, as well as lifestyle-based projects in Nayarit, Mexico City, and Austin. Recently, the studio brought new life to Princeton University with the recently completed Transit Hall and Market.

The studio’s work has been widely published, appearing in Cereal, Architectural Record, A+U, GA Houses, Architectural Digest, Travel + Leisure, the New York Times, and Vogue. Joy has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Rice, MIT, and the University of Arizona. He is the founder of the Immersion Vermont Master Class, a weeklong immersive program for midcareer architects, and the cofounder, with Claudia Kappl, of CLL Concept Lighting Lab, which provides lighting for all Studio Rick Joy projects as well as for independent commissions.

Joy has lectured and exhibited around the world and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is professionally afiliated with the American Academy of Arts and Letters; Civitas Sonoran; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, advisory board; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art advisory board; CRATerre; and the Ghost Lab Advisory Board. He is the recipient of the 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and the 2004 National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institute/Cooper-Hewitt Museum.

Wine, beer and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited.

Click here to purchase a ticket ($15 + $1.62 fee)

All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the AIA Chicago Foundation.

Sponsored By

Pella Crafted Luxury; promotional partner AIA Chicago and its Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN)

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

$16.62

Non Member Price

$16.62



Thursday / October 18, 2018 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Blueprint for Better: Architects as filmmakers on the front lines of civic change

Pritzker Military Museum, 104 South Michigan Avenue, second floor, Chicago

When architects and filmmakers come together, the result is a wealth of well-told stories that stretch the bounds of “traditional” architecture. That’s exactly what happened this year during The American Institute of Architects' fourth annual AIA Film Challenge. The theme of this year’s challenge was Blueprint for Better – stories of architects working with civic leaders to enact positive change.

At this event, we’ll screen five noteworthy films from the 2018 AIA Film Challenge, followed by a conversation with this year’s People’s Choice winner. Join us for a cocktail event prior to the screening and a compelling session that will expand your understanding of how architects are leading the charge toward creating better cities.

Host: L. Jane Frederick, FAIA (South Carolina), AIA 2019 First Vice President/2020 President-elect

  • Caño Martin Peña: A Blueprint for Better                         AIA-produced film highlights the resiliency efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria slammed the island in 2017 and left more than 3 million American citizens without power.
  • Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden School           Grand Prize Winner
  • A Joyful Gathering Place                                                  Runner Up
  • ChildSafe: Designed to Heal                                            Third Place
  • Ka Hale: A Revival                                                            People’s Choice winner 

Watch the 16 finalist films here.

Click here to purchase a ticket from Chicago Ideas Week

Sponsored By

Chicago Ideas Week and AIA

Member Price

$18.00

Non Member Price

$18.00



Thursday / October 18, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Young Architects Forum Tour & Social: Manske Dieckmann Thompson & Nick's On Wilson

Manske Dieckmann Thompson, 4619 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640

Are you a young designer in Chicago? Join the YAF for a tour of Manske Dieckmann Thompson, a small firm in the Uptown neighborhood. MDT has experience in all phases of practice, design, and construction. Projects have ranged in scale from small-scale renovations to multi-million dollar new construction. After the tour, we'll walk down the street to Nick's On Wilson to continue the conversation!

RSVP by emailing YAF@aiachicago.org

Attendees should meet YAF eligibility: under 40 years of age and either a student of architecture or employed by an architecture/design firm.

Pictured: Zuzu, office quality control at MDT

 

www.aiachicago.org/community/YAF
 

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Saturday / October 20, 2018 / 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Chicago Architecture + Design College Career Day

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, Chicago

Chicago Architecture + Design College Day is a free event open to high school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors interested in learning more about careers in:

- architecture

- interior design

- construction management

- landscape architecture

More than 60 colleges and universities will be present from all over the United States. Representatives will be available to provide information and answer questions on their respective degree programs.

For more information and to register as an exhibitor or an attendee, visit:  chicagocareerday.org

    

 

Consortium for Design + Constructions Careers is: AIA Chicago, Chicago Architecture Foundation, College of DuPage, Harold Washington College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illionis Institute of Technology, Judson University, Southern Illinois University

Sponsored By

Chicago Consortium for Design + Construction Careers

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$0.00



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