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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Thursday / April 11, 2019 / 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image

The Cliff Dwellers, 200 South Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor, Chicago

Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image profiles 101 landmark publications about Chicago from the past 170 years that have helped define the city and its image. Each title—carefully selected by the Caxton Club, a venerable Chicago bibliophilic organization—is the focus of an illustrated essay by a leading scholar, writer, or bibliophile. Read more here.

RELATED: "Chicago by the Book: Pivotal Works that Changed Chicago" is an exhibit at the Art Institue of Chicago that closes March 22. The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute  celebrate the Caxton Club's Chicago by the Book. Many of the works featured in Chicago by the Book are held in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' collection, and selections are on display.

Speakers: 

  • Cocktails:                  Cash bar opens at 4:30 pm
  • Free Program:           Begins at 6:15 pm
  • Dinner:                      Available after the program, a la carte. Guests pay for themselves; club members charge to their house account.

Reservations for dinner are requested: reservations@cliff-chicago.org or call 312-922-8080. Discount parking is available after 4:00 at the garage located at 17 East Adams Street (enter on Adams between Wabash and State). Ask for a discount coupon at the club's check-in desk.

           

Sponsored By

The Cliff Dwellers, Society of Architectural Historians, Friends of Downtown, and AIA Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Friday / April 12, 2019 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Don’t Go With The Flow: Avoid PIB Migration

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

The migration of lightly colored polyisobutylene (PIB) primary sealant into the interpane space of in-service insulating glass units (IGUs) has been observed across the United States.  The sealant has moved within the exposed field of the IGU in excess of the dimensional limits recommended by insulating glass manufacturers and industry standards. The migration causes aesthetic and potential long-term durability concerns. Because the PIB cannot be repaired, the failure of this small component in IGUs requires IGU replacement to resolve and can be extremely expensive. We will discuss our experience with projects exhibiting PIB migration, contributing factors to the PIB migration phenomenon, and the measures designers can take to avoid this issue in their projects.

Speakers: Rebecca Booth is a licensed Architect in the State of Illinois. At Raths, Raths, & Johnson Inc.  (RRJ), Rebecca performs facade investigations involving condition survey documentation, repair design, construction administration, and litigation support.  Her project experience has involved the evaluation of a range of materials and systems including windows, curtain walls, roofing, sealants, stucco, and exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS). She is a Certified Document Technologist (CDT) through Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and is certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Board.

Dennis Johnson is a Principal at RRJ who has over 40 years of experience in investigations, repair design, construction quality assurance programs, design peer review, and performance testing of exterior wall systems, fenestration systems, and glazing materials.  He has specialized in exterior wall system investigations, including window, curtain wall, and skylight systems with air infiltration, water leakage, material, and other performance related problems.  He is currently Vice President of the Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC).

IMPORTANT:

  • Registration through BECC is mandatory. 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



Saturday / April 13, 2019 / 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

ARE 5.0 REVIEW - Study, Practice, Pass (Class 1)

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

Saturday, April 13, covers Practice Management and Project Management

  • Tuesday, April 16: mock exam

Saturday, May 18, covers Programming & Analysis and Project Planning & Design

  • Tuesday, May 21: mock exam

Saturday, June 22, covers Project Development & Documentation and Construction & Evaluation

  • Thursday, June 27: mock exam

SCHEDULE

Saturday sessions:

  • 9:30 am        registration and breakfast
  • 9:45              class starts
  • 11:00            break
  • 11:15            class resumes
  • 12:30 pm      lunch
  • 1:00              class resumes
  • 2:30              class ends

Mock exam sessions:

  • 5:45 pm       registration
  • 6:00             class starts with exam
  • 6:30             break
  • 6:40             exam review
  • 7:45             class ends

Cost: $100 for each Saturday + evening class; $250 for all three Saturday + evening classes (there is a separate calendar listing for this option)

Instructor:  Mike Newman, AIA (SHED Studio; SAIC AIADO)

Refreshments:

  • Saturdays: light refreshments will be provided in the morning; beverages provided for lunch and breaks. Since the lunch break will be short, please bring your own food. Refrigerator and microwave are available.
  • Evenings: beverages and snack items provided. You are welcome to bring additional food.

Registration closes on Thursday, April 11, at noon

  • If an insufficient number of people register for these classes, you will be notified and your fee refunded promptly.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

$100.00

Non Member Price

$100.00




Saturday / April 13, 2019 / 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

ARE 5.0 REVIEW - ALL DIVISIONS (Classes 1, 2, 3)

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

Saturday, April 13, covers Practice Management and Project Management

  • Tuesday, April 16: mock exam

Saturday, May 18, covers Programming & Analysis and Project Planning & Design

  • Tuesday, May 21: mock exam

Saturday, June 22, covers Project Development & Documentation and Construction & Evaluation

  • Thursday, June 27: mock exam

SCHEDULE

Saturday sessions:

9:30 am        registration and breakfast
9:45              class starts
11:00            break
11:15            class resumes
12:30 pm      lunch
1:00              class resumes
2:30              class ends

Mock exam sessions:

5:45 pm       registration
6:00             class starts with exam
6:30             break
6:40             exam review
7:45             class ends

Cost

$100 for each Saturday + evening class

$250 for all three Saturday + evening classes

Instructor:  Mike Newman, AIA (SHED Studio; SAIC AIADO)

Refreshments:

  • Saturdays: light refreshments will be provided in the morning; beverages provided for lunch and breaks. Since the lunch break will be short, please bring your own food. Refrigerator and microwave are available.
  • Evenings: beverages and snack items provided. You are welcome to bring additional food.

Registration closes on Thursday, April 11, at noon.

  • If an insufficient number of people register for these classes, you will be notified and your fee refunded promptly.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

$250.00

Non Member Price

$250.00







Wednesday / April 17, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New, Bold, and Entrepreneurial: Design Firms Changing the Face of Chicago

IIDA, 111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 222, Chicago

Designers and Architects Talk: Design and its Impact on Client Success is a three-part series presented by IIDA (the Commercial Interior Design Association) and AIA Chicago to address commercial interior architecture and design. Both architects and commercial interior designers will learn from the provocative discussions about projects, firm leadership, and design strategy.

Program #2: New, Bold, and Entrepreneurial: Design Firms Changing the Face of Chicago

Moderated by Peter Exley, FAIA, co-founder, architectureisfun; national AIA Director at Large

  • Jason Hall, principal, Charlie Greene Studio
  • Ami Kahalekulu, partner, Twofold Studio
  • Sarah Kuchar, IIDA, creative director, Sarah Kuchar Studio
  • Deon Lucas, AIA, NOMA, director, Beehyyve, E.G. Woode

All programs take place at the national headquarters of IIDA and include a reception.

  • 5:30 pm      Networking Reception
  • 6:00 pm      Panel Discussion

Continuing education will available for both architects and commercial interior designers.

IIDA and AIA member prices:

$10 + processing fee for each individual program

$25 + processing fee for the full series of three programs

>>> Use promo code IIDA-AIA-Member

Non-member prices:

$20 + processing fee for each individual program

$50 + processing fee for the full series of three programs

Student members of IIDA, AIA, and AIAS will receive a free ticket with the student promo code; limited free tickets available. Contact IIDA or AIA Chicago for details.

Click here to register through eventbrite

Sponsored By

Host Sponsor: Corporate Concepts. Champion Sponsors: Bernhardt Design, Mohawk Group, Mortarr, Patcraft, Shaw Contract, Steelcase, Tarkett, Wilkhahn

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

$10.00

Non Member Price

$20.00



Wednesday / April 24, 2019 / 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

YAF & DESIGN KC Tour: Wrightwood 659

Wrightwood 659, 659 West Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago IL 60614

Join AIA Chicago's Young Architects Forum and Design Knowledge Community for a tour of the new Dimensions of Citizenship exhibit at the Tadao Ando-designed Wrightwood 659 gallery in Lincoln Park.

The tour will be led by architect Ann Lui, who was part of the curatorial team of the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. 

  

Sponsored By

Young Architects Forum, Design KC

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$5.00




Thursday / April 25, 2019 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Getting to Know Fire Sprinkler Systems

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

Fire sprinkler systems have been around for over 120 years to protect property and provide life safety. The codes reference three different installation standards and each standard has a different scope. Every system is designed to protect the building, occupants and contents. This course highlights the history, codes, standards and protection level of fire sprinkler systems.

Jeff Hugo from the National Fire Sprinkler Association will give participants an overview of fire sprinkler systems, highlighting a brief history, codes, and various protection levels available. He will introduce us to sprinkler system installation standards and the codes that reference them. He will also reinforce the importance of system design: serving to protect buildings, occupants, and contents. Jeff’s presentation is intended to serve as an introductory course to a longer, more comprehensive Sprinkler System course offered later this year.

  • Recognize the various types of sprinkler systems where they are installed or required.
  • Explain major differences of sprinkler standards (NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, NFPA 13D) and their uses.
  • Discuss sprinkler requirements for specific uses and occupancies.
  • Identify where new technology on fire sprinklers systems affect design.

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Speaker: Jeffrey M. Hugo is the Director of Codes and Public Fire Protection for the National Fire Sprinkler Association and has been a Michigan registered Building Official, Building Inspector, and Plan Reviewer since 1995. He represents the fire sprinkler industry primarily in the development of building, fire, existing and residential codes through serving on several NFPA technical and ICC committees. Jeff contributes in research, informal interpretations of codes, exam development, training, and regularly contributes building code related articles to publications such as NFSM and industry newsletters. Jeff is editor of the 2009, 2012, and 2015 editions of Fire Sprinkler Guide, and holds a multitude of certifications by the ICC, including the Certified Building Code Official (CBCO).

        

Sponsored By

Technical Issues KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




Thursday / May 02, 2019 / 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Communications for the Built World

Conference center at 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago

 AIA Chicago members are invited to participate in a program organized by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI): two half-day courses to help design professionals write better emails and reports. Attend one session or both.

  • Email Session                                9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Report Writing Session                  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SESSION 1: Email

Stop email from monopolizing your workday - and nights! Learn how to write better email so your inbox and outbox stop wasting your time.

Email takes more of our workday than we like, but we can reduce our email time burden if we write better email. Badly written emails cause more stress because they leave the reader wondering, “What do you want me to do? What are you trying to say?”

In this interactive, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn:

  • How and why to present your main point at the beginning of your email
  • How to write a must-open subject line
  • How to format your email to make it scannable
  • How to use a tone that will help you build rapport
  • How to write mobile-friendly email
  • How to handle negative situations in email
  • How to write email templates you can reuse

SESSION 2: Report Writing

No more hiding from wrapping up that report! Learn how to plan your report before you write it, so that reviewing and editing takes less time.

It’s discouraging to spend days drafting a report (proposal, field report, observation report, or white paper) only to have a manager tell you many changes are needed. Discover a process for planning your reports that will make them easier to write and more likely to make it through your manager’s review. 

  • In this interactive, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn:
  • How to budget your time for each step in the writing process
  • How to use a customizable Report Planner before you begin drafting your report
  • Why you should get your manager’s sign-off on the Report Planner 
  • How to structure the sections of your report 
  • Tips for creating the first draft of your report 
  • How to make your report flow from one section to the next
  • How to manage the writing process when there are multiple authors

7 LU or CEUs for attending both sessions; 3.5 LU or CEUs for one session. Click here for details on the 150 North Riverside conference center.

FEES:

  • Through April 2: cost per session is $120 for members; $170 for non-members
  • After April 2: cost per session is $140 for members and $190 rfor non-members

SAVE and attend both sessions:

  • Through April 2: $180 for members and $255 for non-members
  • After April 2: $210 for members and $285 for non-members

SEAOI AND AIA member discount codes:

  • CBW50 for a half-day session
  • CBW75 for the full day

Cancellations: cancel before Monday, April 29, for a refund. No refunds after April 29, but a colleague may use your registration.

Click here to register with SEAOI      

CE certificates will be emailed to all participants following the event. Course handouts will also be emailed to participants in PDF format.

Leslie O'Flahavan, founder of E-WRITE: Writing for online readers, leads this worksip. She is a get-to-the point writer and an experienced, versatile writing instructor. Since founding E-WRITE in 1996, Leslie has been writing content and teaching customized writing courses for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Leslie's recent experience includes working with engineers at the American Institute of Steel Construction and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. She is the author of three Lynda.com courses (now LinkedIn Learning), the most recent of which is on technical writing. Leslie is the co-author of Clear, Correct, Concise E-Mail: A Writing Workbook for Customer Service Agents. She holds a B.A. in English and Rhetoric from the University of Illinois and an M.S.Ed from Northern Illinois University.

Sponsored By

SEAOI; co-sponsored by AIA Chicago

Member Price

$180.00

Non Member Price

$255.00



Tuesday / May 07, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Procurement Fundamentals: Elevating Diversity with Certification Programs

Baker McKenzie, 300 East Randolph Street, Suite 5000, Chicago

Looking to do business with the City of Chicago or other government agencies? Explore some of the business certification programs that foster and support diversity in the local design and construction industry. Our panelists will be:

  • Shannon Andrews, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Chicago
  • Patricia Saldaña Natke, FAIA, Principal, UrbanWorks, discussing the Chicago M/WBE certification program
  • Jerome Holston, Director, LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois
  • Dan Earles, AIA, Principal, Earles Architects and Associates, discussing the LGBT Business Enterprise Certification program

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




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