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 / July 26, 2017 / 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

AIA Contract Documents 2017 Release: Important Revisions and New Exhibits

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street, first-floor auditorium

Architects, contractors, attorneys, and other in the AEC industry are invited to AIA Contract Documents 2017 Release: Explore Revised General Conditions, Owner-Architect and Owner-Contractor Agreements. Every ten years, AIA revises its major documents, and the 2017 revised documents were released in April 2017. Join AIA staff attorneys Kenneth Cobleigh, Esq., and Susan Van Bell, Esq., and Hasti Hejazi, director of Global Innovation Education for AIA, to explore these important revisions and how they will impact project team members, owners and building occupants. They will give attendees an insight into the AIA’s revision process and the key changes for 2017. Attendees will understand how the revisions will impact their practice and examine how the new Sustainable Projects Exhibit can be used to provide a positive outcome on the health, safety and welfare of building occupants. Attendees will see a live demonstration of the AIA Contract Documents online platform, ACD5*, to discover the key features that make drafting, reviewing, and sharing contracts faster and simpler than ever before.

Ken serves as Managing Director and Counsel, AIA Contract Documents, at the American Institute of Architects. He works with a team of lawyers, specialists and support staff, and the AIA Documents Committee in developing and publishing AIA Contract Documents, and in providing support services to contract document users. Susan Van Bell is Senior Director and Counsel for AIA Contract Documents at AIA.

Schedule:

3:30 to 4:30pm           General Overview by Ken and Susan

4:30 to 5:30pm           ACD5 Basics by Hasti

The new 2017 documents are currently available through an unlimited license or as a single customizable document through ACD5, or as a non-customizable Document-on-Demand. Some documents are still available on paper from AIA Chicago.

Click here to learn more about contract documents.

Click here to learn more about purchasing documents.

 

* ACD5 is an online document automation service that allows you to manage your project data and generate contract documents. You can access your projects and documents anytime and anywhere using your favorite browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) for the PC or the Mac. The service provides more than 180 construction contracts and forms that can easily be edited, shared for review, and finalized. Contract documents desktop software is being eliminated, so if you currently have a software license, when it’s time to renew, you will be able to purchase ACD5 – and you can migrate your projects and documents for use online.

Sponsored By

Practice Management KC and AIA

Learning Units

2 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

$20.00



Wednesday / July 26, 2017 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NCARB & You: AXP, ARE, and Certification

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street, first-floor auditorium

AIA Chicago invites you to our annual event on becoming a licensed architect with NCARB staff:

  • Martin Smith, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, Assistant Director, Experience + Education
  • Patricia Ramallo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C & Homes, CPHD, Manager of Experience + Education

 

Jared and Patricia will be speaking on licensure-related topics including:

  • The entities involved in the licensure process
  • How to progress successfully through the Architectural Experience Program™ (AXP™)
  • What to expect with the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®)
  • Recent changes to NCARB programs
  • The value of the NCARB Certificate

 

Following the presentation, our speakers will remain on-site to address questions on an individual basis.

Who should attend:

  • architecture students
  • recent graduates
  • not-so-recent graduates
  • associates
  • supervisors
  • mentors
  • principals 

 

 

​​​Click here to register with NCARB

 

This event is supported by

 

Sponsored By

NCARB, AIA Chicago, Black Spectacles

Learning Units

1.5 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / July 27, 2017 / 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Three Decades of Wheeler Kearns Architects

The Cliff Dwellers, 200 South Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor, Chicago

Friends of Downtown, in partnership with The Cliff Dwellers and AIA Chicago, continues its series of architecture programs at the club.

Wheeler Kearns Architects (WKA), the 2016 AIA Chicago Firm of the Year, is a collective practice of architects. Spanning nearly thirty years, WKA has been involved in envisioning/master-planning, renovation, adaptive reuse, and new construction projects for institutional, residential, and community-driven organizations. Since our practice includes multiple project types, our portfolio is varied in imagery and language. Projects are developed around an “emotional center” that embodies our client’s energy, purpose, and vision. Three team members will navigate through 30 years of practice, recently completed, and in-progress work.

Schedule:

4:30 pm               door and cash bar open (cash, credit card, or charged to a Cliff Dweller member’s House Account)

6:15 pm               buffet dinner ($35; reservations required)

7:00 pm               presentation (no charge; reservations requested)

Reservations: by e-mail to reservations@cliff-chicago.org or by phone to 312/922-8080. Reservations can be made up until the afternoon of the event. Payment for dinner is by cash, credit card, or charged to a Cliff Dweller member’s House Account.

Discount parking is available after 4:00 pm in the garage at 17 East Adams Street: enter on Adams between Wabash Avenue and State Street. Ask for a discount coupon at the Cliff Dwellers check-in desk.

Sponsored By

Friends of Downtown, The Cliff Dwellers, AIA Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Saturday / July 29, 2017 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ask an Architect Consultations

Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse, 2101 Dempster St, Evanston

Interested in renovating or remodeling your home but don’t know where to begin? Ask an Architect about your Residential Projects!

Come visit the warehouse and sit down with an architect for 20 minutes to discuss your projects and ideas. Homeowners are encouraged to bring along photos, plans or drawings of their homes.

Every Saturday in July from 10am – Noon

Drop-ins are welcome, but time is limited. To ensure a time slot, please sign up HERE.

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / August 01, 2017 / 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Chicago - Classic Photographs

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

Richard Cahan, founder of CityFiles Press, will discuss the company’s latest book: Chicago – Classic Photographs.

The city has produced some of the most important photographers of our time — Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Art Shay — but has never before possessed a book packed with their most timeless work. This is the finest collection of its kind — 225 stunning images by the city’s most revered photographers that show the enduring and endearing aspects of Chicago and its landscape from the Loop to the city’s vast array of neighborhoods.

Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, the foremost picture editors of the city, created this book. Here they have chosen photos going back more than a century to show a city that is both well-known and surprising. This is a book for people who love Chicago and for visitors who want something special to remember her by. It is filled with classic photographs that defy time — timeless pictures of a changing city.

Books will be available for purchasing and signing before and after the presentation. The cost of the book is $39.95.

5:30 pm                reception

6:00 pm                lecture

CityFiles Press is a small publishing company that strives to produce meaningful projects that have emotional and artistic impact.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago and Society of Architectural Historians/Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / August 03, 2017 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Designing Architecturally Correct Doors with Green Materials and Authentic Construction

Glenview Haus Custom Doors & Wine Cellars, 520 West Erie Street, Chicago

Join us to learn how authentic stile and rail construction techniques and modern green building materials can combine to open up new opportunities in door design. John Cawley from TruStile Doors will show us how to leverage modern manufacturing methods to receive custom, made-to-order doors that offer fine architectural detail while meeting LEED requirements for recycled content and indoor air quality. Trends in door construction and design will also be reviewed and discussed in detail. 

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Communicate a detailed understanding of the Stile and Rail door construction method

• Understand the important role that the Stile and Rail method plays in history of U.S. architecture

• Understand the important characteristics of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) and its application within the Stile and Rail construction process

• Understand green product options for Paint Grade and Stain Grade doors and how they contribute to LEED credits 

 

Refreshments provided by our host, Glenview Haus Custom Doors & Wine Cellars.

Sponsored By

Glenview Haus Custom Doors & Wine Cellars and AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Tuesday / August 08, 2017 / 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Internal Concrete Moisture Causes & Effects

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

Excessive moisture emissions related failures are a major problem and continue to rise with the abundance of new, fast track construction processes. LEED requirements, VOC compliance, health & safety concerns, and the general acceptance in the construction industry to incorporate “Green” technology, has exacerbated the problems associated with free water within concrete structures.

The industry, as a whole, is continually searching for viable, long term solutions. The goal of this presentation is to assist you in understanding the reasons for such failures and provide a comprehensive guide to prevention & solution based options.

Lunch provided.

Sponsored By

Concrete Earth

Learning Units

1.0 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Tuesday / August 08, 2017 / 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Healthcare KC planning meeting

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

Join the Healthcare Knowledge Community in planning activities and getting to know others. A conference phone number is also available if you are not able to make it in person: 312.376.2799, PIN 4240. 

Photo: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Center for Advanced Care, Chicago (SmithGroupJJR)

Sponsored By

Healthcare KC

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / August 09, 2017 / 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Summer Tour South: Marriott Marquis + Wintrust Arena at McCormick Place

Clark Field Office, 2138 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Tour the soon-to-open ​new structure at McCormick Place: the Marriott Marquis Chicago hotel and the Wintrust Arena event center. Tour is strictly limited to 15 AIA Chicago members.

Prairie District3 Partners is the design/build team for the Marriott Marquis Chicago hotel and Wintrust Arena event center at McCormick Place, which includes Clark Construction Group-Chicago, LLC, Bulley & Andrews, LLC, Old Veteran Construction, Inc., McKissack & McKissack Midwest, Inc., Goettsch Partners, Inc. and Moody Nolan, Inc. Architects for the projects are:

Hotel:    Gensler

             Anderson/Miller Ltd. (interiors)

Arena:  Pelli Clarke Pelli

             Moody Nolan

 

Schedule:

3:30pm           meet at PD3 Clark Construction field office at 2138 South Michigan Avenue. Entrance is around the corner on Cermak Avenue.

3:45pm           tour of hotel begins promptly

4:45                walk to Wintrust Arena

5:00                tour of arena

6:00                tour ends

Particpants are encouraged to take the Green Line to the McCormick Place stop or the #3 King Drive bus.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Learning Units

2 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Monday / August 14, 2017 / 9:00 AM

Four-Day Executive Course: Neuroscience for Architecture

NewSchool of Architecture & Design, 747 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

NewSchool of Architecture & Design is offering a four-day executive level course in Neuroscience for Architecture. The exciting course guides architecture/design/neuroscience professionals in an exploration of the juncture of brain and the built environment. Program participants develop a working knowledge of the brain and learn aspects of how it processes spatial cues. Studio work in the program utilizes evidence-based design approach, grounding architectural concepts in neuroscience. 12 Health, Safety and Wellness AIA Continuing Education Credits available.

The four-day program consists of lectures by world-renowned faculty, workshops, field trips, and networking, as well as access to NewSchool facilities including the Welch Library, Design Studios and Materials Lab. Continental breakfasts and lunches are included daily, along with a reception and dinner during the final evening of the program. NewSchool is excited to announce special guest lectures and panel discussions with renowned architect Steven Holl, FAIA and noted Finnish architect/author/critic Juhani Pallasmaa. Joining them will be NewSchool neuroscience faculty members Gil Cooke, FAIA and Tatiana Berger along with guests Gordon Chong, FAIA and Alison Whitelaw, FAIA. Prominent neuroscientists featured in the program include Thomas Albright, Fred Gage (invited) and Sergei Gepshtein of the Salk Institute and Eduardo Macagno, Founding Dean of the School of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego.

Benefits of completing your AIA Continuing Education Credits with NewSchool:

- AIA Members receive 15% course discount*
- Enjoy renowned guest speakers and networking opportunities
- 12 Health, Safety and Welfare AIA Continuing Education credits

Click here for full speaker bios and program application.

Click here for additional details, including accomodation recommendations. 

*To get the AIA Member discount, call the enrollment department at (619) 684-8766.

Learning Units

12 LU/HSW

Member Price

Non Member Price

$2,500.00



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