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 / May 24, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Light and Us: an inspirational exploration of our evolution under Light, Biophilic and WELL Design

Virtual

   Many of our built environments have created unnatural conditions for their occupants. Research has shown that poor illumination, of the spaces we occupy, can contribute to the disruption of our natural cycles. With the advent of Solid-State Lighting (LED) and “nature emulating design” we can transform the environments that we occupy. This sessions explores ways of applying “Circadian Balanced Illumination™, Biophilic Design and WELL Building lighting principles to invigorate the human condition and benefit our cognition, health and wellbeing.

Speakers: George Bosson and Karen Swank, Lightglass Lighting 

  • Learn about the entrainment of our Circadian System, our Body Clock.
  • Discuss the evolution of the retina and the critical nature of Light for Health and Wellbeing.
  • Explore the contribution of Biophilic Design and WELL to health and wellbeing in the built environment.
  • Discuss the particular needs of seniors related to the Circadian System and the impact on cognition, health and wellbeing.

Click here to register through Zoom 

Hosted By

Design for Aging Knowledge Community

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / May 26, 2022 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Submitting for Fellowship

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

Learn all about the AIA College of Fellows and the process of nomination to Fellowship from Carl D’Silva, FAIA (Perkins&Will).

Fellowship was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. The presentation will explain the nomination, application, and review process.

All are welcome to attend, regardless of current eligibility status, and learn about the road to this achievement. Refreshments will be served.

Hosted By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Thursday / June 02, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Overcoming Barriers to Mass Timber Adoption

Online

  

Although mass timber construction is gaining in popularity nationally and globally, there are still many barriers to the full adoption of the system. This presentation will identify the most common challenges encountered during the design and construction of mass timber systems, and will discuss how those challenges can be avoided and overcome. Our panelists have backgrounds in design, fabrication, and construction of mass timber systems and will provide viewpoints from their respective fields.

Learning Objectives

+ Identify common barriers to the adoption of Mass Timber in the US and describe how to overcome them.

+ Discuss perceived cost implications of Mass Timber over other traditional building systems.

+ Address the qualifications and availability for a local workforce to install a new system.

+ Explore some of the most common challenges encountered during the design and construction of Mass Timber systems, and how those challenges can be avoided and overcome.

Speakers

  • Maria Laguarda-Mallo, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA (VIATechnik)
  • Calum Dodson (StructurLAM)
  • Erica Sprintos (TimberLab)

To Register follow this link

Hosted By

Technical Issues Knowledge Community

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Monday / June 13, 2022 / 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

Design: Sustain-Ability [keynote session at NeoCon]

Merchandise Mart and online

AIA Chicago hosts a keynote session at NeoCon on Wednesday, June 15, at 11:00 am CT, featuring Shashi Caan and Peter Exley, FAIA, RIBA.

With her extensive international work experience, Shashi Caan, principal of SC Collective (New York City and Edinburgh) is a multicultural designer, educator, and author. In her leadership roles with a roster of global clients, institutions, and firms, she has focused on meaningful improvement of life quality as shaped by design. Often described as a futurist and visionary, she has a keen interest in the foundational development for the design discipline to address current societal challenges. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has been conferred international, regional, and national professional fellowships from the IFI-the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, Latin America, Australia, the UK, and the US.

Peter Exley, FAIA, RIBA, principal of architectureisfun (Chicago) and 2021 AIA national president, will join Shashi in conversation.

The presentation takes place in the NeoCon Presentation Studio, Floor 2, and will be streamed live on the NeoCon Hub. As of May 20, registration for the Presentation Studio is no longer available , but the preentation can be viewed live on the Grand Stair in the Mart lobby, or online through the NeoCon Hub.

Click here for more information and registration

Sponsored By

NeoCon

Hosted By

AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / June 22, 2022 / 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

AIA Conference on Architecture 2022

McCormick Place

A’22 will be in Chicago! 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

We are thrilled to be welcoming AIA members to our city next June for thought-provoking discussions, meaningful learning, and reconnecting with friends and colleagues at A'22.

  • Wed, June 22      Seminars > Keynote > Opening Night Celebration
  • Thu, June 23       Keynote > Architecture Expo > Tours, Seminars, & Practicums > Block Party
  • Fri, June 24         Seminars > Architecture Expo > Tours, Seminars, & Practicums > Keynote
  • Sat, June 25        Tours & Seminars  

Ways You and Your Firm can Get Involved

Sponsorship

There are multiple opportunities to get your name in front of 17,000 architects and designers from across the country! Sponsorship opportunities are available for the AIA Chicago Lounge, the Tour Departure Lounge, or the Tour Program

Contact Kirstin Osgood, Director of Development and Sales at AIA Chicago, for more information.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Hosted By

American Institute of Architects

Member Price

Non Member Price




Friday / July 08, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Design KC: Third Quarter Planning Meeting

VIrtual

The Design KC leaders Greg Klosowski, AIA, Josh Mings, AIA, and Lori Day, AIA invite you to their third-quarter planning meeting to discuss plans for 2022 programs, presentations, and tours, as well as conversation regarding the state of design in Chicago.

 

To Register, please follow this link.

Hosted By

Design Knowledge Community

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / July 27, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Education Knowledge Community Q3 Meeting

ONLINE

Join the Education Knowledge Community for their quarterly meeting. 

(Zoom link forthcoming)

Hosted By

Education Knowledge Community

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Friday / September 09, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Design KC: Fourth Quarter Planning Meeting

Virtual

The Design KC leaders Greg Klosowski, AIA, Josh Mings, AIA, and Lori Day, AIA invite you to their fourth-quarter planning meeting to discuss plans for 2022 programs, presentations, and tours, as well as conversation regarding the state of design in Chicago.

To Register, please follow this link.

Hosted By

Design Knowledge Community

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / September 28, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Education Knowledge Community Q4 Meeting

ONLINE

Join the Education Knowledge Community for their quarterly meeting.

(Zoom link forthcoming)

Hosted By

Education Knowledge Community

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free