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.

Thursday / October 19, 2017 / 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

Rural Urban Frameworks

SAIC, Leroy Neiman Center Ground Floor, 37 S Wabash Ave

At this SAIC event, Joshua Bolchover and John Lin will discuss the Rural Urban Framework (RUF), a research and design collaborative based at The University of Hong Kong. Conducted as a non-profit organization providing design services to charities and NGOs working in China, RUF has built over 15 projects in diverse villages throughout China and Mongolia. The projects include schools, community centers, hospitals, village houses, bridges, and incremental planning strategies. 


 

Sponsored By

SAIC and AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1 HSW/LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / October 19, 2017 / 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

John Vinci: Life and Landmarks

IIT, S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 South State Street, Chicago

Please join IIT College of Architecture and the Mies van der Rohe Society as we honor John Vinci, FAIA (ARCH '60) and celebrate the new book by Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren, John Vinci: Life and Landmarks.

Remarks by author Robert Sharoff, photographer William Zbaren, John Vinci, and others.

Space is limited. Click here to make a reservation with iit by October 15.

Sponsored By

IIT

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Saturday / October 21, 2017 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Edgar Miller and the Legacy of Arts & Crafts

The Glasner Studio, 1734 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614

Presenter: Michelangelo Sabatino, PhD

This session will consider Miller’s contribution to the built environment of Chicago and how his work is situated in the context of Arts & Crafts in the Americas and Europe.

Michelangelo Sabatino is an architect and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology, and design in the built environment. From his research on preindustrial vernacular traditions and their influence on modern architectures of the Mediterranean region, to his current project, which looks at the transnational forces that have shaped the architecture, infrastructure, and landscape of the Americas over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has trained new light on larger patterns of architectural discourse and production. Sabatino is professor and director of the PhD Program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago. Sabatino currently serves as the Interim Dean of the College of Architecture.

Edgar Miller Legacy is proud to offer partner programming with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Edgar Miller Legacy, in partnership with AIA Chicago, offers three distinct workshops and tours held at the Kogen-Miller Studios featuring special guest lecturers who will speak to different aspects of Miller’s architectural achievements and how they relate to the wider world of architectural history, decorative arts, and community building. All workshops include an in-depth tour of Edgar Miller’s Glasner Studio led by Edgar Miller Legacy Executive Director, Zac Bleicher.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH THE EDGAR MILLER FOUNDATION

       

 

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago and Edgar Miller Legacy

Learning Units

3LU

Member Price

$30.00

Non Member Price

$30.00



Tuesday / October 24, 2017 / 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Emerging Future for Accessibility Lifts & Elevators

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

DME Elevators & Lifts invites you to an AIA-accredited presentation of the design standards, applications and emerging code changes for Limited Use/Limited Application (LULA) elevators, residential elevators and wheelchair lifts. 

Accessibility lifts and elevators are a necessity in multi-level commercial applications, while in residential applications they improve the usability, quality of life and home value.  We’ll discuss the assessment of users’ needs and site configuration in the design of fully functional, well integrated lifts for intended users. 

We will cover recent national elevator safety code updates, the most significant changes in decades and effective this year, as well as the meaningful implications for lift and site design.  Hear more about the current and future state of accessibility lifts & elevators and the resources available to you through DME Elevators & Lifts. 

Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn, earn one credit hours and enjoy networking with other industry professionals. 

LUNCH: 11:30 AM
PRESENTATION: 12:00-1:00 PM

Click here to learn more about DME Elevators & Lifts. 

Sponsored By

DME Elevators & Lifts Illinois – Wisconsin – Indiana

Learning Units

1.0 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Wednesday / October 25, 2017 / 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

transFORM: leadership and business skill building for the AEC community

Harold Washington College, 30 East Lake Street, Chicago

Introducing a new interdisciplinary, interactive program focused on tactical leadership and business skill building for the AEC community. Co-sponsored and powered by the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS10KSB) Chicago program, and in partnership with Harold Washington College, this collaboration will bring award-winning faculty to the fingertips of AIA Chicago members and AEC professionals. 

GS10KSB is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. With multiple sites nationwide, GS10KSB has served over 8,000 small business owners. The program has reached businesses from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC, and has resulted in immediate and sustained business growth for the alumni of the program. 

AIA Chicago transFORM will combine the curriculum offered to GS10KSB participants with the business of architecture, and will feature speakers, panelists and educators from within the profession, providing real-world application of those business and leadership skills in an interdisciplinary setting.

PROGRAM DATES

Wednesday, October 25        5:30-8:30 PM
Wednesday, November 29    5:30-8:30 PM
Tuesday, December 12          5:30-8:30 PM
Wednesday, January 31        5:30-8:30 PM
Wednesday, February 21      5:30-8:30 PM

This course is meant to be completed as a whole, and sessions will not be offered individually. Attendance is limited, and the class is expected to fill quickly.

Click here for more information and to register.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago, AIA Trust, CNA/Victor O. Schinnerer & Co.

Learning Units

15 LU

Member Price

$250.00

Non Member Price

$500.00



Thursday / October 26, 2017 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Evaluating the Laboratory and Field Performance of Windows and Curtain Walls in Large Buildings

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

Building projects for new construction and renovations often require testing of the exterior envelope of the building. The exterior envelope and its components are often required to be tested at 3 stages to assure performance to the design requirements for air and water tightness, structural integrity, thermal transmittance, acoustical transmittance, seismic movement and wind resistance from hurricanes, tornados and other storms. Testing is required of fenestration products including windows, doors and curtainwalls prior to gaining market acceptance, as well as at the pre-construction phase in which mock-ups of the exterior envelope are tested and finally, after installation in which field testing is conducted on installed fenestration systems.

Michael Hannan, AIA, from UL will explore the testing requirements and the value of product testing, pre-construction, mock-up testing and field testing. Participants will learn and understand why building project specifications often require testing, what the typical project specifications mean, how testing is conducted, the information it reveals and the positive impact testing provides to the building project.

Mike will cover:

  • The performance requirements and three phases of testing required in building project specifications for the exterior envelope
  • Window, door and curtain wall requirements in project specifications
  • Pre-construction mock-up testing of the exterior envelope
  • Field testing of installed fenestration systems
  • Considerations for field testing readiness
  • Exploring case studies to understand the value, importance, and findings from conducting air and water field testing

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Sponsored By

Technical Issues KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Thursday / October 26, 2017 / 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Volunteer at the Inspiration Cafe with the Community Interface Committee

Inspiration Cafe, 4554 North Broadway #207

The Community Interface Committee is pleased to offer the opportunity to volunteer at the Inspiration Cafe, located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. The Cafe provides restaurant-style meals to homeless or poor men, women, and families in a therapeutic community that promotes dignity and respect. All meals are cooked and served by volunteers. 

The opportunity is for 2-3 volunteer cooks and 6 volunteer servers for dinner. The responsibilities of the two roles are outlined below.  Note that cooks and servers have different volunteer times.

Cooks: You will arrive at 4pm and stay until 7pm. The duties include assisting with meal preparation, preparing made-to-order meals for each guest, and having the opportunity to enjoy a meal with the guests once everyone has been served. 

Servers: You will arrive at 5:30pm and stay until 7:30pm. The duties include greeting guests when they arrive, serving drinks, taking orders, delivering orders, clearing dishes, and having the opportunity to enjoy a meal with the guests once everyone has been served. 

More detailed instructions will be provided once volunteers are confirmed. Volunteer positions are limited - sign up today to secure your ability to participate!

Sign Up here.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / October 26, 2017 / 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

2017 Small Project Awards: At Home

Pella Crafted Luxury showroom, Merchandise Mart, #100

Each year AIA Chicago's Small Projects Awards recognizes high-quality work from small architectural firms and exceptional small local projects. Presented by the chapter’s Small Practitioners Group, the goal of this award program is to raise public awareness of the value that architects bring to small projects and to promote small practitioners as a resource for design excellence. All firms in the competition have fewer than nine licensed architects and architectural interns. Hear from the recipients of awards for residential projects:

  • The Orchards                Tigerman McCurry Architects
  • Unit 9C                          Vladimir Radutny Architects
  • Victorian Redux             Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC
  • Courtyard Residence     Kuklinski + Rappe Architects
  • Eastwood FireHouse     Odile Compagnon Architect

 

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Friday / October 27, 2017 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Historic Building Restoration - Exterior Wall Energy Upgrades: To Improve or Not to Improve

Gensler, 11 East Madison Street, 3rd floor, Chicago

Oftentimes, designers for historic building restorations are faced with the dilemma of how best to address the exterior walls to be energy efficient while being sensitive to the historic character of the building and prevent increased damage. This presentation will discuss two historic exterior wall types, a mass masonry wall and a non-thermally broken window wall, and an investigative procedure for each to determine if improvements should be made and how they could be made.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why insulating mass masonry walls on the interior may have a negative impact on the masonry, but why it’s being done to improve building energy performance.
  • Be able to describe necessary steps for the investigation of and potential repairs to an existing mass masonry wall prior to insulating on the interior.
  • Learn about ways mass masonry walls and a case study non-thermally broken window wall can be thermally improved and the advantages and disadvantages of each of these ways.
  • Understand how laboratory analysis and/or computer modeling may be helpful to evaluate proposed thermal improvements, while also understanding the limitations of the analysis and/or modeling.


Speaker:  Elizabeth Cassin received her MArch from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and joined Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates in 2003. She is currently an Associate Principal and Unit Manager of WJE’s Chicago office. At WJE, she has had significant experience with building enclosure commissioning and peer review services, condensation investigation, hygrothermal analyses of various facade systems, investigation and repair design of distressed conditions in building facades, and historic preservation.  Her specific expertise includes the evaluation of building enclosures with respect to their control of and response to environmental loads, including curtain wall and window systems, sloped glazing and skylights, cladding, air barrier, and insulation system performance. Ms. Cassin has also performed investigations and condition surveys on numerous building types for a variety of building enclosure systems. Such investigations oftentimes result in the development of repair designs to remediate distressed or defective building enclosures. She is a Licensed Architect in Illinois, a LEED Accredited Professional, a member of ASHRAE Technical Committee 4.4 and ASTM E06.55, and a member and past Secretary of BEC Chicago. 
 

click here to register with becc by OCTOBER 24.  

Bring your lunch.

Questions? Contact Jeff Diqui at jdiqui@imiweb.org. Do not contact Gensler regarding program specifics!

IMPORTANT: Out of respect for our host, please do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Sponsored By

Building Enclosure Council-Chicago, AIA Chicago, and Gensler

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free






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