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.

Tuesday / September 19, 2017 / 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Adaptive Reuse of CPS Shuttered School Buildings

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

In 2013, Chicago Public Schools closed a record number of educational facilities and has since embarked on a structured repurposing process. Four years into this process, learn about the challenges and successes through first-hand reports from a design and development team.

  • Understand the unique prototype and elements that define a vintage school building.
  • How does the federal Historic Tax Credit program and local or national landmark designation affect what must be retained and restored?
  • Understand how the Chicago Building Code can address the unique conditions of adaptively reusing these building.
  • Outline market approaches, challenges, and opportunities developers need to address.

 

Speakers:

  • Mike Nardini, First Vice President at CBRE, will give an overview of the program which his firm is managing.
  • Ken DeMuth, AIA, partner at Pappageorge Haymes Partners, will present the architectural issues of reusing education buildings, such as IIT’s historic Main Building.
  • Nick Vittore, from Svigos Asset Management which is managing three closed school projects, will present the developer issues.

 

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Sponsored By

Historic Resources KC

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Tuesday / September 19, 2017 / 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

CE Presentation: Laminam porcelain slabs

MGSI, 6666 West Howard Street, Niles, IL 60714

Marble & Granite Supply of Illinois (MGSI) invites you to an AIA accredited presentation of our new product – porcelain slabs by Laminam.

Laminam is a revolutionary, 100% Italian-made, large-size, minimum-thickness ceramic slab, created by using cutting-edge technologies. Laminam is a practical solution for your interior and exterior projects, which also offers excellent technical properties, and an attractive style.

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

Cocktails: 5:30 PM
Presentation: 6:00-7:00 PM

Please RSVP to darina@marble-granites.com

Click here to view a catalog of all Laminam products. 

Sponsored By

Marble & Granite Supply of Illinois, Inc.

Learning Units

1.0 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / September 21, 2017 / 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Science Behind Better Building Enclosures

The Godfrey Hotel, 127 West Huron, Chicago IL

Join the ROXUL Building Science, Dörken Systems and RDH Building Science to discuss and share in resolving common problems related to building design and construction. This full-day seminar will provide 5 CONTINUING EDUCATION LEARNING UNITS and will review the following learning objectives:

  1. Understand key building science principles related to a building enclosure’s function and components.
  2. Recognize and apply critical design principles and strategies to improve building enclosure performance.
  3. Understand the in-situ performance of building enclosure materials and systems.
  4. Gain awareness of emerging issues and trends in building enclosure design that may influence design decisions and building performance.

Featured Speaker: John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng.

John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a Principal at RDH Building Science Inc., where he heads forensic investigations and leads research projects in the areas of low-energy building design, building enclosure performance, hygrothermal analysis, and field monitoring of wall assemblies.

In addition to his work with RDH, Dr. Straube is a faculty member at the University of Waterloo. He is also a prolific writer and a noted public speaker.

Cost: $50 - includes breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception

Click here to register!

Sponsored By

ROXUL Building Science, Dörken Systems and RDH Building Science

Learning Units

5 LU/HSW

Member Price

Non Member Price

$50.00



Thursday / September 21, 2017 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

West Loop Design Guidelines

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

As the West Loop has evolved, the Chicago Department of Planning & Development has undertaken planning efforts to encourage the thoughtful re-development of this area. Design guidelines to foster excellence in design within the West Loop are being developed, and we have an opportunity to see and hear the status of these guidelines.

Speakers:

 

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

 

Sponsored By

Regional & Urban Design KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

$15.00




Saturday / September 23, 2017 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Edgar Miller, Architecture and the Decorative Arts

1734 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614

Presented by: Robert Bruegmann PhD

There have been many attempts over the years to break down the professional barriers separating architects, artists and artisans in order to create integrating environments for living, working and playing. Edgar Miller and his band of collaborators achieved one of the most interesting and idiosyncratic examples of how this kind of collaboration might work. This session will consider this work in the context of contemporary practice in the United States and Europe.

Robert Bruegmann, PhD is a historian and critic of the built environment. He received his PhD in art history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and since 1979 has been at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning. Among his books are the award-winning The Architects and the City:  Holabird & Roche of Chicago 1880-1918 (1998), the controversial Sprawl: A Compact History (2005), and The Architecture of Harry Weese (2010). He is currently acting as editor of Art Deco Chicago: Making American Modern, about Chicago architecture, industrial design, graphic design and fashion c. 1910-50, to be published by the Chicago Art Deco Society. His main areas of research are in the history of architecture, urban planning, landscape and historic preservation.

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

Edgar Miller Legacy and AIA Chicago

Learning Units

3LUs

Member Price

$30.00

Non Member Price

$30.00



Tuesday / October 03, 2017 / 9:00 AM

Design Chicago - Inspiration starts here!

Merchandise Mart, Chicago

Join us for Design Chicago, the Midwest’s largest residential design conference, featuring two days of events for kitchen, bath, and home furnishings. Designed for interior designers, architects and luxury custom-home builders, the conference is capped with two special evenings: Chairs for Charity on October 3, and the 9th Annual Chicago VIP Luxury Gala on October 4, celebrating the best in Chicago and Midwest design.

• 39 Featured Presentations
• 25 CEU Programs
• 50 Open Houses
• 56 Product Debuts
• 14 Strategic Media Partners

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH DESIGN CHICAGO

Sponsored By

Merchandise Mart

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / October 12, 2017 / 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

retrofit Conference 2017

Navy Pier (Rooms 201-207), 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago IL 60611

Join retrofit magazine for its inaugural one-day Retrofit Conference on Thursday, October 12 at Navy Pier. This is the only conference strictly focuses on retrofitting commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Don't miss your opportunity to be part of it!

Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote: Jason Roberts, chair, Better Block Foundation
10:00 a.m. Networking Break in Tabletops Area
10:30 a.m. Educational Session: Benchmarking
Noon: Lunch in Tabletops Area
1:00 p.m. Afternoon Keynote: Henry Henderson, Director, Midwest Program at NRDC
2:00 p.m. Educational Session: Financing
3:30 p.m. Educational Session: Commissioning & Building Envelope
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks, Q&A
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception in Tabletops Area

Top Reasons to Attend

You will leave this one-day event with ideas and solutions you can immediately execute in your daily and professional life. Consider the following:

  • Premier conference strictly focused on retrofitting commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.
  • Local guidance for meeting Chicago benchmarking and energy requirements.
  • Information on funding mechanisms for retrofitting.
  • Tips for building enclosure efficiency and commissioning.

 

Click here for more info and to register!

Learning Units

3 LU

Member Price

Non Member Price

$249.00



Friday / October 13, 2017 / 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM

DESIGNIGHT 2017

Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago

THE DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS HONOR OUTSTANDING WORK FROM CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FIRMS FOR PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

JOIN US FOR THE 62ND ANNUAL DESIGNIGHT CELEBRATION ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 AT THE NAVY PIER GRAND BALLROOM.

5:30 PM: COCKTAIL HOUR IN THE LAKEVIEW TERRACE
7:00 PM: DINNER AND AWARDS PRESENTATION
SUGGESTED DRESS CODE: BUSINESS FORMAL
ALL TICKETS WILL BE HELD FOR PICK-UP IN THE LAKEVIEW TERRACE

The Design Excellence Awards honor recipients of the following:

DISTINGUISHED BUILDING AWARD
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AWARD
DIVINE DETAIL AWARD
THE TEN-YEAR AWARD

and

Carol ross barney, faia, RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Click here to view table sponsorship offerings. 

Click here to purchase individual tickets.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

$325.00

Non Member Price

$375.00



Saturday / October 14, 2017 / 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chicago Architecture + Design College Career Day

Harold Washington College, 30 East Lake Street, Chicago

Chicago Architecture + Design College Day is a free event open to high school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors interested in learning more about careers in:

- architecture

- interior design

- construction management

- landscape architecture

More than 50 colleges and universities will be present from all over the United States. Representatives will be available to provide information and answer questions on their respective degree programs.

For more information and to register as an exhibitor or an attendee, visit:  chicagocareerday.org

Consortium for Design + Constructions Careers is: AIA Chicago, Chicago Architecture Foundation, I-NOMA, College of DuPage, Harold Washington College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illionis Institute of Technology, Judson University, Southern Illinois University

Sponsored By

Chicago Consortium for Design + Construction Careers

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



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