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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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.

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

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Thursday / August 24, 2017 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sheila Kennedy, FAIA - Presented by Pella Crafted Luxury

Pella Crafted Luxury showroom, Merchandise Mart, Suite 100

eila Kennedy, FAIA, is a founding partner of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd. (KVA) an interdisciplinary design practice that explores architecture, digital technology, materials science research, and sustainability. In 1990, she founded KVA in partnership with Juan Frano Violich, FAIA.Currently a Professor of Architecture at MIT, she directed Harvard’s M. Arch program from 1991-1995. She has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy and is the author of multiple patents for the integration of digital technologies into architecture, building material and textiles, receiving a U.S. Congressional Award for the design of energy harvesting solar textile kits. KVA’s cutting-edge architecture has received numerous awards including a national Honor Award from the AIA for their East 34th Street Ferry Terminal in New York.

Sheila will focus on how alternative materials impact architecture, a topic her firm explores through MATx, the interdisciplinary research unit at KVA. Working with industry leaders and public agencies at all scale, the firm creates breakthrough designs that advance the sustainable use of new and existing materials.

KVA studio (left); East 34th Street Ferry Terminal (center); MATx (right)

5:30 social time; 6:00 program

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Pella Crafted Luxury and AIA Chicago

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