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.

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Friday / February 08, 2019 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Durability of Fluid Applied Air Barriers

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

 

Laura Bashaw, PE, Senior Staff Member, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, will present on SGH’s experience to-date with fluid applied air barrier membranes and focus on SGH’s self-funded research. Fluid applied air-barrier/water-resistive barrier membranes for use in exterior wall systems are relatively new products and are increasingly being specified by designers. Because these products are relatively new, their long-term performance is not well established. SGH has also observed failure of the membrane in the field during construction. She will discuss the status of industry standards, results of internal testing, and identification of important performance characteristics. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Why air barriers are specified and the types of air barriers.
  • Understand industry standards that address fluid applied air barriers.
  • Why air and water resistive barriers are a critical competent in the wall assembly.
  • Understand the in-house research testing results and impacts on durability of fluid applied air barriers.

Speaker: Laura Bashaw joined Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) in 2008 as part of the Building Technology group. She is experienced in building enclosure investigations, construction litigation support, building enclosure repair designs, and subsequent construction administration. She has been involved in investigations and design of repairs for low-slope roofing, windows, curtain walls, EIFS cladding, brick veneer, mass masonry walls, steep-slope roofing, and plaza waterproofing.

IMPORTANT:

  • Registration is mandatory through BECC. Click here to register.
  • Do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time out of respect for Gensler.
  • Do not contact Gensler regarding program specifics. Inquiries can be made to jdiqui@imiweb.org.
  • Bring your lunch.

Sponsored By

Building Enclosure Council-Chicago

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$0.00



Wednesday / February 20, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Architects in Schools Training & Sign-up Session

AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 250

    

Are you interested in teaching middle school students about architecture and design?  Become a mentor in the AIA Chicago Foundation's Architects in Schools (AIS) program. 

AIS is an initiative that brings architecture professionals into Chicago Public School classrooms to introduce middle school students to the field of architecture and to discuss the broader theme of architecture as a change-maker. It is a 8-week long program, with 4-6 practicing architect volunteers visiting a single classroom once a week for the duration of one class period (1.5-2.5 hours depending on school) and culminating in a loop architecture field trip and firm tour. The curriculum consists of an introduction to architecture and design, design exercises, and a final group project. 

This spring we will be teaching in:

Chavez Multicultural Academic Center (Back of the Yards) Tuesdays 8:00am -10:30am; March 26-May 14

George M. Pullman Elementary School (Pullman) Wednesdays 9:30am -11:00am; March 20-May 15

Sidney Sawyer Elementary School  (Gage Park) Fridays 9:00am-11:00am; March 22-May 17

The 8th week is a fieldtrip to be scheduled.

6:00-7:00 – Curriculum overview (mandatory if you are new to the program) & Q & A

7:00-8:00 – Meet your team and sign up for classroom sessions

Dinner will be provided.

RSVP and FILL OUT THE VOLUNTEER FORM HERE.  

More about Architects in Schools.  Find Mentor job descriptions here.  

Can't make the training session, but still interested volunteering or have a specific questions about the program?  Contact Allison Freedland, afreedland@aiachicago.org.  

The program is run by the Community Interface Committee with support from the AIA Chicago Foundation.

Sponsored By

Community Interface Committee and AIA Chicago Foundation

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / February 21, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Presenting Matthew McGrane, 2018 Dubin Family Young Architect Award Recipient

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

Matthew McGrane, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, is an enthusiastic, multi-faceted Architect and Studio Director at Farr Associates in Chicago and recipient of the 2018 Dubin Family Young Architect Award, presented by the AIA Chicago Foundation. The award was established in 1983 to recognize excellence in ability and exceptional contributions by Chicago area architects between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-nine, or one who has been licensed less than 10 years

Matthew’s career thrives at the intersection of multiple modes of practice including user-centered design, research, and advocacy. In his current role, Matthew is pushing the boundaries of sustainable, equitable architectural practice on projects and initiatives aimed at preserving the environment and multiplying the impact of design for underserved populations. His presentation will describe his evolution from advocacy to implementation on projects and initiatives designed to more broadly engage the profession in the communities in which we live and work.

The presentation will start at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments provided.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago Foundation

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Thursday / June 06, 2019 / 12:00 AM

A’19 AIA Conference on Architecture

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

                     

Every year the Conference on Architecture travels to an iconic city for three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design. In 2019, we’re heading to Las Vegas, a city that captivates millions of visitors each year and is home to some of the most exciting and imaginative architecture and experiences in the world.  

Register now! Early bird registration ends April 10.

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Friday / October 25, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

DESIGNIGHT 2019

Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, 840 East Grand Avenue, Chicago

Join us for the 64th annual Designight celebration on Friday, October 25, 2019, at the Navy Pier Aon Grand Ballroom.

Click here to see details, including a list of sponsors, from Designight 2018.

5:30 PM: COCKTAIL HOUR IN THE LAKEVIEW TERRACE
7:00 PM: DINNER AND AWARDS PRESENTATION

Designight 2018; photo by Wittefini

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



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