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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To view an archived list of events click here.

Wednesday / November 01, 2017 / 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tour: Loyola University Chicago, John and Kathy Schreiber Center

Loyola University Chicago, John and Kathy Schreiber Center, 16 East Pearson Street, Chicago

Join us for a tour of the John and Kathy Schreiber Center which houses the Quinlan School of Business Administration, part of Loyola University Chicago's downtown campus. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and opened in 2015, the building is centered around a glass atrium and offers programmatically integrated spaces, active learning classrooms, faculty offices, and a social stair climbing the full height of the building to encourage interaction, passage, and collaboration. The projected LEED Gold building features a custom sustainable design for the urban environment, taking into account unpredictable winds, street noise, and air quality. It utilizes a highly efficient envelope design and operates using a variety of sustainable building and mechanical systems such as natural ventilation, daylighting, radiant heating and cooling, and self-shading.

Speakers:

  • Aaron Durnbaugh, Director of Sustainability, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago
  • Monica Willemsen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate, Solomon Cordwell Buenz
  • David Swain AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate/Senior Project Architect, HOK; formerly of SCB

Sponsored By

Environment KC/COTE

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Wednesday / November 01, 2017 / 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cities of Italy. Metropolitan areas and urban dynamics

Ciao Chicago, 1656 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago

The Italian Trade Agency and the Italian Chamber of Commerce hosts a presentation on views and approaches to urbanism in Italy. The presentation will cover approaches, methodologies, innovations, and provide a learning experience for architects and designers.

Guest speaker: Livio Sacchi (Studio Sacchi, Rome), Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori (CNAPPC; National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservators)

Program: 6:00- 7:00PM

Reception: 7:00- 9:00PM

RSVP HERE

Sponsored By

Italian Trade Agency, Trade Promotion Office of the Italian Embassy; Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico; CNAPPC - Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti; IACC Midwest; Italian Expo; Ciao Chicago; and AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / November 02, 2017 / 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Insulated Rainscreens: The Need to Rethink Conventional Design (BECC Chairperson’s Event)

Gensler, 11 East Madison Street, Suite 300, Chicago

M. Steven Doggett, Ph.D., LEED AP, principal scientist at Built Environments, Inc. (Stillwater, MN), will evaluates trends in wall design that are intended to meet or exceed energy mandates for continuous insulation in ventilated rainscreens. Potential pitfalls in current practices will be demonstrated with advanced simulations of rainscreen airflows and convective heat loss. Prevailing assumptions regarding moisture performance will be challenged with emphasis on the combined effects of thermal bridging and wind‐washing. Strategies for risk avoidance will be discussed in context with material selection, design, and construction quality control.

  • 5:30 pm              Reception & Socializing
  • 6:00                    Presentation
  • 7:30 to 8:00        Q&A
  • Speaker: Dr. Doggett is the principal scientist and founder of Built Environments, Inc., an architectural & building science consulting firm specializing in building enclosure design. His background includes extensive field experience in analyzing complex building enclosure failures, particularly those involving air, heat, and moisture transport. He combines this experience set with innovative design practices to assist multi-stakeholders achieve more resilient, higher-performing buildings. Dr. Doggett is actively engaged in enclosure design, assembly and material research, and performance simulations such as computational fluid dynamics, 3-D thermal modeling, and hygrothermal modeling. He has served as the principal scientist on hundreds of projects involving all markets and all building types. He also serves as a technical consultant for intellectual property development and manufacturing R&D. Dr. Doggett currently chairs the Minnesota chapter of the Building Enclosure Council, a multidisciplinary educational initiative by the National Institute of Building Sciences.

 
RESERVATIONS ARE MANDATORY. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.   

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

Sponsored By

Building Enclosure Council-Chicago and AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / November 02, 2017 / 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Then and Now: Conversation with Dirk Lohan and Cynthia Weese - POSTPONED

DePaul Art Museum, 935 West Fullerton Parkway, Chicago

This event has been postponed. Watch for a new date.

 

The theme of this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial is Make New History. We have asked two pairs of distinguished Chicago architects to discuss their careers, then and now, as they continue to make new history: how they started, benchmarks of their career, and what they are doing today.

Speakers:

 

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free






Monday / November 06, 2017 / 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Quality Masonry Restoration Workshop

International Masonry Institute, 2140 West Corporate Drive, Addison, IL

chitects, building agencies, owners, and preservationists who are actively involved in restoration of existing buildings are invited to attend IMI's day of learning, with presentations and demonstrations/hands-on sessions covering a variety of masonry restoration crafts and techniques.

SCHEDULE:

11:30 am             Registration & Seating

11:50 am             Welcome

12:00 pm             Lunch and seminar on “Restoration of Masonry”

1:00 pm                Break

1:15 pm                Demos and Hands-On Sessions

3:45 pm                Break

4:00 to 4:30 pm    Classroom Session

Lunch keynote: Restoration of Masonry. George R. Mulholland, SE, PE (Senior Consulting Engineer, Raths Raths & Johnson), will utilize a case study format to explore various masonry restoration related subjects related to distressed brick masonry interior loadbearing wall repairs, concealed terra cotta anchor distress, examples of investigative tools for masonry, and helical tie repairs. Learn from these case studies the load paths within the assemblies and sequencing of work, latent dangers with terra cotta, useful tools for investigating masonry, and methods for stabilizing masonry to the structure.

DEMOS and HANDS-ON SESSIONS:

1. Tuckpointing

  • Repoint masonry walls whose joints have been raked or ground out.
  • Learn about properties of tuckpointing mortar and techniques for pointing.

2. Caulking

  • Learn about the preparing sealant joints, different backer rod & sealant materials, & techniques for sealant application.

3. Terra Cotta & Stone Patching

  • Apply patches.
  • View mockups of Dutchman and other types of patching.
  • Discuss terra-cotta color matching.

4. Flashing & Lintel Replacement

  • Review shoring of brickwork and removal of deteriorated lintels & flashing.
  • Install new flashing using modern techniques for extended service life.

5. Masonry Restoration Anchors

  • Install stainless steel helical remedial tying pins into masonry and perform load test.
  • Permanently fix a cracked wall using hidden repair techniques.
  • Create an invisible, loadbearing masonry beam within an existing mortar joint.
  • Stabilize a façade using grouted anchors.

Final classroom session: Modern Masonry Stabilization Methods. Brian Barnes from Helifix will discuss concealed, non-disruptive installation techniques of stainless steel helical ties, mechanical expansion anchors, permanent crack stitching, and stucco pinning. He will also discuss the use of engineered stainless steel bars to create masonry beams for gravitational support and lintel replacement.

Participants will be divided into smaller groups for the demos/hands-on sessions to allow for working with tools and engaging in the crafts. Participants should wear appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. IMI will provide gloves and safety glasses.

Space is limited to 75 participants, so register early. Cost: $10 (Includes lunch).

Click here to register with IMI

For additional information, contact Jeff Diqui at IMI at (630) 396-3144 or jdiqui@imiweb.org.

Sponsored By

International Masonry Institute; Technical and Historic Resources KCs of AIA Chicago

Learning Units

4 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Monday / November 06, 2017 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Role of Energy Modeling in the A/E Industry

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250

Last July, AIA published 2030 by the numbers: The 2016 summary of the AIA 2030 commitment. The report concludes that energy modeling is key to reaching our Architecture 2030 goals: “Our numbers continue to demonstrate that energy modeling is an essential component of success. The numbers also indicate that we must better understand the strategies, tools, and resources necessary to integrate energy modeling into the design culture of architecture firms."

Please join AIA Chicago's Environment KC, 2030 Working Group, and the Chicago Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association-USA (ChiBPSA) for a panel discussion during which we will attempt to answer some of the tough questions on this topic:

  • What is the role of energy modeling in the design process?
  • How is Energy Modeling being incorporated into the design process?
  • Why is Energy Modeling key to reaching our Architecture 2030 Goals?
  • Who should be doing the Energy Modeling?

Our speakers:

  • Arathi Gowda, AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP; AIA Chicago 2030 Working Group
  • Scott Farbman, AIA, LEED BD+C, db|HMS; AIA Chicago 2030 Working Group
  • Shona O'Dea, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, DLR Group; vice-president, ChiBPSA
  • Tommy Zakrzewski, PhD, BEMP, CEM, CMVP, LEED AP BD+C O+M; Director of Integrative Energy Engineering, HKS, Inc.
  • You the community!

Schedule:

  • 5:30 pm    socializing
  • 6:00 pm    program
  • 7:00 pm    more socializing

Please review 2030 by the numbers before this program if you can (22 pages).

 

Discovery Elementary School, a 2017 AIA COTE Top Ten award winner designed by AIA 2030 Commitment signatory VMDO Architects.​

IBPSA-USA is the United States regional affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). The mission of IBPSA-USA is to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings in the United States. 

Sponsored By

Environment KC, 2030 Working Group, and ChiBPSA

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Tuesday / November 07, 2017 / 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

D-Profiler, Bringing Your Healthcare Project to Life

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

D-Profiler is a conceptual modeling software that provides a high-level graphical representation of a project while also generating a detailed cost estimate. The model can be based on something as simple as a napkin sketch, which can be scanned and loaded into the software as a reference to create a basic 3D mass of the building. Slab areas and exterior cladding can be measured based on the model, while the interiors are added using historical metrics pulled from Cumming’s extensive benchmark library of projects. Any changes that are made to the model are reflected in the cost estimate in real time.

One advantage of creating this type of estimate is that it allows for a budget to be backed up with a detailed estimate rather than just a cost-per-square-foot number. This detailed estimate can be used as a target for the design team that’s brought on board the project. During our presentation, we will give a live demonstration of D-profiler creating a construction cost budget of a medical office building: we will start with a sketch and end with a 3D model. Along the way, you will learn about how to read and understand this budget so that it can be effectively used as a target for the design. 

During the presentation, Cumming will give a live demonstration of D-profiler at work creating a construction cost budget of a medical office building by starting with a sketch and ending with a 3D model. Along the way, you will learn about how to read and understand this budget so that it can be effectively used as a target for the design.

Lunch provided.

Sponsored By

Cumming

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Tuesday / November 07, 2017 / 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Architecture Inside Out

Primitive showroom + gallery, 130 North Jefferson Street, Chicago

Seeing the outside and inside of a building at the same time. Change over time. A life project. Architect and photographer Tom Rossiter, FAIA, will discuss his work at an exhibit of these special photographs at Primitive showroom and gallery. As Tom explains:

Architecture is a repository for cultural memory, identity, aspirations, trauma, economics, technology, language, power, preference, art, and so many more ideas.

As an architectural photographer, I have been challenged that often a single image simply cannot tell enough about the architecture to satisfy me. In a recent trip to Paris, we visited Opera Garnier, and I was struck with a bolt of an idea. At Rhode Island School of Design, while studying architecture, we were taught to render buildings in the style of the Ecole des Beaux Arts analytiques. This is a drawing that in a single page can describe a concept for an entire building, often including plans, sections, elevations, cut away sections illustrating the interior, reflected ceiling plans, etc.

In a flash, I was inspired to test this technique out photographically on Opera Garnier. To my delight, the result was powerful, and I have continued to develop the idea in this series focused on great buildings of the world. This is not an exercise in pure representation; rather, it is a riff on my experience of buildings, their history, their presence, their technology and ultimately an attempt to make an image as an offering to those who wish to experience buildings in this way.

Space is limited so reservations are essential.

Note: this presentation is a repeat of Tom's September 28 presentation.

 

Sponsored By

Primitive and AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Wednesday / November 08, 2017 / 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Then and Now: Conversation with Margaret McCurry and David Hovey

DePaul Art Museum, 935 West Fullerton Parkway, Chicago

The theme of this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial is Make New History. We have asked two pairs of distinguished Chicago architects to discuss their careers, then and now, as they continue to make new history: how they started, benchmarks of their career, and what they are doing today.

Speakers:

Moderator: Lee Bey, architecture journalist and photographer; Vice President for Planning, Education and Museum Experience at DuSable Museum of African-American History

Space is limited at the DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) so reservations are recommended.

 

Come early to see the exhibit Ângela Ferreira: Zip Zap and Zumbi. the Mozambican-Portuguese artist’s first U.S. solo exhibition in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Ferreira’s work mines the complex historical relations that link African indigenous culture, slavery and European modernism. In this exhibition, Ferreira will bring together two projects that were never built: Mies van der Rohe’s 1913 commission to construct a private museum and house in the Netherlands; and Mozambican architect Pancho Guedes’ 1990s design for Zip Zap Circus School in Cape Town, South Africa. The exhibition includes documentary photographs, architectural drawings and a physical structure, which will become a platform for performances and community gatherings. Ferreira was born in Mozambique and raised in South Africa. She lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, teaching fine art at Lisbon University.

Related Programs 

  • September 28, 5:30 pm      Curator’s Tour     
  • November 1, 5:30 pm         Lecture: “One modernism? One history? One world?” Simon Sadler, Ph.D., Professor of Architectural and Urban History, University of California, Davis

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




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