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.




Wednesday / February 02, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Community Engagement KC (formerly CIC) Planning Meeting

Online

 

 

Are you interested in strengthening the link between architects and the greater community? Please join the Community Engagement committee for an open meeting to learn more about the committee and how you can be involved. The committee is actively seeking new members eager to plan and development programming. 

The Community Engagment committee hosts tours, programs, and volunteer opportunities that connect members with Chicago communities and neighborhoods.  The committee also runs on the ongoing Architects in Schools (AIS) program, a volunteer initiative to integrate design skills into elementary school classrooms in partnership with Chicago Public Schools.

Register on Zoom.

Sponsored By

Community Engagement Committee

Hosted By

Community Engagement Committee

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Friday / February 04, 2022 / 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Interior Architecture KC Plans for 2022

Join us to discuss plans for 2022 programs and get to know our curent leadership and planning group - Susan, John, Charlie, Meghan, and Raquel. All are welcome!

Click here to register through Zoom

Hosted By

Interior Architecture KC

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / February 10, 2022 / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2030 Commitment Open Office Hours - Session 2: How to add projects to the DDx 

Online

Join one of national AIA's 2030 Open Office Hours to ask your most pressing questions around the DDx, annual reporting, and the 2030 Commitment in general. We will start each session with a short (~15 minute) presentation and leave the remaining time to answer your questions. We encourage attendees to not only ask questions, but also respond to other attendee questions in order to create a conversation that enriches everyone on the call. While each session will include a presentation, questions asked do not need to be around that topic. Click on the sessions below to register.

Don't forget! The reporting deadline for your firm's 2021 portfolio is March 31, 2022. If you have any additional questions, please email us.

Register through the following links:

The mission of the AIA 2030 Commitment is to support the 2030 Challenge and transform the practice of architecture in a way that is holistic, firm-wide, project based, and data-driven. By prioritizing energy performance, participating firms can more easily work toward carbon neutral buildings, developments and major renovations by 2030.

      

Hosted By

national AIA

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / February 15, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Get involved in AIA Chicago's Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Online

 

Please join the EDI committee for an open meeting to learn more about the committee and how you can be involved. The committee is actively seeking new members to help us push forward with these initiatives. 

Founded in 2018, the committee was created after AIA National documents were released about the status of EDI in the field of architecture. Over the past few years, the EDI Committee has been developing educational programming, the firm self-assessment tool, and now the upcoming Anti-Racism Pledge. The committee will present on their past activities, upcoming goals, and share resources from AIA.

Candidates interested in joining the committee should possess the following qualifications:

  • Passionate about Equity Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Committed to planning and organizing meetings, programs, and initatives

Register on Zoom

Sponsored By

EDI

Hosted By

EDI

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / February 17, 2022 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

AIA Chicago Healthcare Knowledge Community New Year Party

Join AIA Chicago’s Healthcare Knowledge Community for their Annual New Year Party! Hosted in person at the Kimball International showroom, this year we recognize our KC’s 2021 accomplishments and showcase local healthcare projects from our local membership. Plus opportunities to network with KC members that you may have not seen in a while!

Registration will be limited to 150 attendees; a waitlist will be available for those who register after the 150 person cap. Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination will be required to enter the party, and guests will be required to wear masks when not actively eating or drinking.

Chicago design firms, we want to recognize your in progress or recently completed healthcare projects! You are invited to submit a maximum of five (5) powerpoint slides to be showcased during the party.

  1. Projects must be located in the greater Chicagoland region or projects should be primarily delivered by a Chicago based firm.
  2. Projects images shall have been in design, under construction, or completed in the year 2021.
  3. Submissions must use the provided powerpoint template.

Email Luis Vazquez Rivera (Luis.VazquezRivera@smithgroup.com) to request the powerpoint template. All submissions are due on Thursday, February 10th, 2022.

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




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

A'22 AIA Conference on Architecture

McCormick Place

A’22 will be in Chicago! Every year the AIA Conference on Architecture travels to an iconic city to explore what’s new and now in architecture and design. In 2022, the conference returns to Chicago—one of the most design-forward, sustainable cities in the U.S. Sign up now for updates and announcements. 

  • 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  

If you are interested in a booth at A'22, click here.

Hosted By

American Institute of Architects

Member Price

Non Member Price