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.
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Friday / April 10, 2020 / 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
For years, a group of technology leaders from major firms around Chicago have held regular roundtable discussions on technology and how it applies to the AEC industry. As remote working becomes the new norm, they thought it would be helpful to share some of their ideas and information with the AEC community. We are all being asked to use technology and techniques to help us all be productive and connected as we work together while being physically apart. The topics of these Tech Talks will center around those issues.
The first issue to be discussed at the premier AIA Chicago Tech Talk will be conferencing platforms. We’ve heard of Zoom, WebEx and other platforms, but what these technology leaders think of them? What are the available tools to help us stay connected and productive? We will talk about video conferencing and security to help you make informed choices and know what’s out there.
On this Tech Talk panel:
- Mark Schmieding, FAIA, Goettsch Partners, Director of Digital Practice
- Brad Novak, Goettsch Partners, Director of Information Technology
- Sunny Diaz, Environmental Systems Design, Inc., Senior BIM Manager
- Darya Stefanovic, AIA, bKL Architecture, Associate Director
- Paul F. Aubin, Paul F. Aubin Consulting Services
Pending 1 LU
Non Member Price
Monday / April 13, 2020 / 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
NCARB's Assistant Vice President for Examination, Michelle Cohn, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, PMP, will present on a range of licensure topics relevant to students, aspiring architects, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession. The presentation will review the steps necessary to achieve licensure to become an architect and other programs to get the most out of your career in architecture.
Topics will include:
- Background of NCARB
- The entities involved in the licensure process
- How to establish an NCARB Record
- How to progress successfully through the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®)
- What to expect with the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®)
- Recent changes to NCARB programs
- Value of the NCARB Certificate
NCARB and AIA Chicago
Non Member Price
Tuesday / April 21, 2020 / 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
For many years, our focus as a professional association has been on reducing or eliminating operating carbon from new buildings. But the significant scale and urgent timeframe of our climate crisis demand interventions that are broad and immediate, and that recognize decarbonization is directly correlated to health, safety, and equity in our communities.
Considering: 1) Reducing embodied carbon in new construction, including the construction process; 2) Electrification of buildings; and 3) Retrofitting existing buildings, this year’s thought leadership summit will explore high-impact actions in policy and practice that make actionable differences in atmospheric carbon over the next five years.
What are the data-driven interventions that will pay the highest dividends immediately, and what will position us to stay on the path to 2030 targets and net-zero 2050? What are the regulatory and financial frameworks necessary to support this scale and urgency?
WEBINAR SCHEDULE + REGISTRATIONS
Four (4) live Zoom webinars will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 between 8:30AM – 5:00 PM Pacific Time (10:30AM – 7:00 Central Time).
Join us online to learn from thought leaders and identify immediate actions we can take to accelerate decarbonization in the built environment. Find the full program schedule and speaker bios here! (all sessions/speakers subject to change)
The deadline to register is 12:00 p.m. PST/2:00 p.m. CST on April 20, 2020.
Regarding continuing education credits, please note:
- Participants in the LIVE webinars (up to 500 per session) are eligible to receive AIA continuing education credits, submitted by AIA Seattle within 2 weeks of the event date.
- Participants interested in the full day summit (all four webinar sessions) must still register for each webinar session individually.
- AIA Seattle will not submit continuing education credits for later viewings of any recorded webinars (though recordings of the webinars will be made available after the live event).
- Please direct all registration and credit questions to Zoe Guckenheimer.
Up to 6.5 LU/HSW (if attending all four live webinars)
Non Member Price
Wednesday / June 24, 2020 / 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Learn all about the AIA College of Fellows and the process of nomination to Fellowship from Phil Castillo, FAIA (JAHN).
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.
Note, a ZOOM Meeting link will be shared with all registrants closer to June 24th.
Non Member Price