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.

Friday / October 15, 2021 / 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

Catch Up on AIA Chicago's Virtual Programming

AIA Chicago's Vimeo

During this time, AIA Chicago continues to offer a robust roster of programs virtually. Any program recordings are then housed on AIA Chicago's Vimeo.

Recent programs include: 

Additional program recordings can be found on Vimeo, and AIA Chicago will continue to update this as programs occur.

Visit AIA Chicago's Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/aiachicago

[Note: watching these program recordings cannot be self-reported for CEU credits, per AIA national.]

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / October 28, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Innovative Glass at St. Regis Chicago

Online

  The podium “Cube” of Studio Gang’s St. Regis Chicago (formerly Vista Tower) on the Chicago River is a prominent and defining part of the building aesthetic. To achieve innovative architecture at this level, a significant amount of design planning, engineering analysis, and installation expertise is required. The purpose of this course is to understand the journey of the Vista Cube from its early design phases through installation.

Speaker: Franz Safford, President and CEO of Innovation Glass LLC and also CEO and Facade Engineer at VS1 Inc. (An Innovation Glass company), brings a unique level of expertise to the table in the implementation of innovative building solutions based on a deep understanding of metals, glass, structural engineering, design, production, installation, management, and product development garnered over 40 years in the glass curtain wall industry. He participated as a senior executive and owner in the launch and growth of three major corporations prior to launching Innovation Glass LLC in 2006. Since then, his company’s core invention, VS1, has been patented and implemented in over 100 projects worldwide. The company now has four major subsidiary offices spanning the globe and additional distributors in specific regions.

Franz was one of the founding owners of Advanced Structures Incorporated (ASI) from 1991 until its acquisition by Enclos Corp in 2007. ASI was the foremost specialty structures design-build company in the US at the time. As Vice President, Franz was responsible for the design and construction of ground-breaking innovative glass structure across the world.

Click here to register through ZooM

  (Photos courtesy of Innovation Glass)

Hosted By

Technical Issues KC

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / October 28, 2021 / 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Design Chicago 2021 - for residential designers

theMART, 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza

Design Center at theMART and LuxeHome will host Design Chicago 2021, the Midwest’s largest residential design conference, on October 27-28, 2021, in person at the Merchandise Mart. The two-day event will welcome leading interior design, architecture, and luxury custom home building professionals for educational and innovative programming in the 100+ showrooms on the Merchandise Mart’s 1st, 6th, 14th, and 15th floors, which feature the finest in kitchen, bath, and home furnishings. Programming is designed for a trade-only audience, and attendance is complimentary. 

Waterworks and AIA Chicago's Custom Residential Network are partners in "The Perfect Kitchen" on October 28 at 3:00 pm CT. Speakers are:

  • Joan Craig, AIA, Principal, Craig & Company
  • R. Michael Graham, AIA, Principal, Liederbach and Graham, Architects
  • Stuart Cohen, FAIA, Principal, Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects
  • Suzanne Lovell, Principal, Suzanne Lovell, Inc.

Click here for details and registration.

Sponsored By

theMART

Hosted By

Waterworks and Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN)

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Tuesday / November 02, 2021 / 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Canstruction Reception with Table Builds!

theMART, 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza

The 15th Annual Canstruction Chicago Cocktail + Awards Reception celebrates this year’s virtual builds from local Chicago architecture, engineering, and construction firms. Canstruction Chicago helps raise awareness of hunger issues throughout Cook County. Usually, teams design and build structures composed of non-perishable food items which are then donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository as its largest annual food drive. For the second year, Canstruction is virtual – but this year we are gathering IN PERSON for table builds, announcement of the winners, and to celebrate all our design teams. And don't forget to vote for the People's Choice Award which ends on November 1 at 5:00 pm CT.

  • 5:00 pm               TABLE BUILD CANSTRUCTION COMPETITION
  • 6:00 pm                AWARDS PRESENTATION
  • 8:00 pm               RECEPTION ENDS

Light hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages. Note: face masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status.

Click here to purchase a ticket through EventbriteTickets will also be available at the door.

     

Sponsored By

Canstruction Chicago

Member Price

$65.00

Non Member Price

$65.00



Thursday / November 04, 2021 / 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

Reconnect 2.0 - AIA Illinois Virtual Conference

Online

AIA Illinois presents its second virtual conference, offering a wide variety of topics including:

  • Design Justice 
  • Rosenwald Schools: A History of Rural Schoolhouses in the South 
  • Anatomy of Indemnity and Copyright Clauses: What Architects Need to Know 
  • Building a Sustainable Practice 
  • What does Climate Change Mean in Illinois? 
  • 80 years at the Corner: Using Digital Technology to Preserve Chicago’s Baseball Palace of the World 
  • Happy 75th Anniversary to AIA Illinois (video, trivia/, big prizes!)

Click here for details and registration

Fees:

  • AIA member                                       $75
  • Associates/Emerging Professionals  $30
  • Student                                               free
  • Non-Member                                      $99 
  • Partners/Sponsors                             $30 

Hosted By

AIA Illinois

Learning Units

Yes

Member Price

$30.00

Non Member Price

$75.00



Tuesday / November 09, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Joliet Treatment Center, the latest in medical and mental health treatment for people in custody

Online

Today, the single largest challenge in the world of justice is the identification, care and treatment of people with highly acute mental health issues, and the associated medical issues that come with that.   In today’s facilities, people that have committed crime and are detained exhibit at least mild mental health issues over 70% of the time.  And although it is commonly believed that a custody setting is not optimum as a therapeutic environment, due to many social factors, including a newly rising uptick in murder of 30% nationally, our justice system is required to deal with this population.  Based on that recognition, there is a new movement to move away from traditionally punitive or ‘warehouse’ environments towards therapeutic, healing ones.  The Illinois Department of Corrections has made a tremendous commitment to this new approach with the new facility at the Joliet Treatment Center.  This new hospital includes 150 acute mental health beds and 50 acute medical beds that will serve the current facility and other surrounding ones.  This facility, not yet finished, is already serving as a model nationwide, and we will use this opportunity to present the circumstances that created this facility, the vision that guided it and the actual results from the collaborative effort that took place.

Speakers:

  • Jeff Goodale, AIA, HOK
  • Dave Redemske, ACHA, CCHP, HDR Inc.
  • John Baldwin, past Director, Illinois Department of Corrections

Click here to register through Zoom

Speaker Biographies:

Jeff Goodale, AIA, Director of Justice Design and Planning at HOK, has been working in this industry for 35 years. His particular emphasis has been on specialty beds for with mental health, medical and gender issues over the last decade, as well as justice centers in large metropolitan areas and here around the Chicago area. Recent work has included new justice centers in Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland and Nashville, and new mental health facilities for corrections departments in Illinois, Florida, California, Ohio and other states. 

Dave Redemske, ACHA, CCHP, is an architect and Health Planning Principal at HDR Inc. with over 29 years of industry experience. A Certified Correctional Health Professional from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, he was the recipient of HDR’s first architecture fellowship and spent a year examining healthcare in the U.S. prison system. His research focused on the complexity of the environments in which healthcare is delivered to U.S. prison inmates, including the prison clinic or infirmary, regional correctional medical facilities, and community hospitals.  An expert in health facility planning and design, he has designed facilities throughout the U.S., Canada, and Middle East. An expert in the design and planning of correctional health facilities, David has designed correctional health facilities for many State Departments of Corrections, including Illinois, California, and Texas, as well as for the country of Kuwait.

John Baldwin is the former Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections and also director of the Iowa Department of Corrections.  John started his career with the Iowa Department of Corrections 1977 at a Joint Commission accredited forensic psychiatric hospital.  He was appointed IDOC Deputy Director of Administration in 1984 and in 2007 became the IDOC Director. During his time in Iowa an evidenced-based corrections system was developed which led to a dramatic drop in the recidivism rate, facilities were renovated and/or replaced, medical and mental health facilities were added, and a new female facility was opened.  In 2015, after a brief retirement, he became the Director of the Illinois Dept. of Corrections where he created a Life Skills Reentry facility for high-risk offenders who were returning to the community, and a 200-bed medical and mental health facility. He also serves on the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board and on the Justice Counts Initiative of the Council of State Governments.

Hosted By

Healthcare KC; co-host Architecture for Justice KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Wednesday / November 17, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Exterior Wall Fire Resistance Requirements in the Chicago Building Code

Online

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire which began on October 8, 1871, we offer a program on fire resistance in building design.

With the advent of the 2019 Chicago Construction Codes, much of what was previously enforced as interpretation has now been fully adopted from the 2018 International Building Code. However, it is important to note the modifications made to the model code and how the changes will affect the design of exterior walls for fire resistance. This seminar will discuss the various referenced materials, assemblies, and fire tests to show the similarities and differences from model code (Chapter 14) requirements as they apply to new construction.

Speakers:

Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI, NCARB – Chief Code Consultant at Burnham Nationwide and the Director of The Code Group – is an Illinois licensed architect with over 40 years of experience in the profession, specializing in the practical application of building codes. He has performed numerous plan reviews and life safety evaluations for code compliance for the City of Chicago and other municipalities.

Andrew Paget, Senior Code Consultant at Burnham Nationwide – over 10 years of experience performing fire and egress modeling, interpreting ICC & NFPA standards, developing creative alternative design solutions, and preparing engineering judgments for a wide variety of projects in the US, British Columbia and overseas.

Click here to register

To learn more about the Fire, visit City on Fire: Chicago 1871 at the Chicago History Museum.

Hosted By

Technical Issues KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free