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.

You can also view list as an event calendar and our archived events.

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Wednesday / June 12, 2019 / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do No Harm: The Role of Design in Complicated Times

NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, theMART, Chicago

AIA Chicago invites you to a keynote presentation by Liz Ogbu, Founder and Principal, Studio O (New York City) at NeoCon.

A designer, urbanist and spatial justice advocate, Liz Ogbu is founder and principal of Studio O, a multidisciplinary consultancy working to innovate challenged urban environments globally. From designing shelters for immigrant day laborers in the US to a water and health social enterprise for low-income Kenyans, Liz has a long history of working with communities in need to leverage the power of design to catalyze sustained social impact. Her work blends human-centered design research methodologies, architecture and equitable development principles, cross-disciplinary design thinking frameworks and social agendas.  

           “In most of my projects, it’s the wrong problem outlined in the brief. You can only right-fit it by talking to people.”

                     - Liz Ogbu in Architect magazine, May 2018

NeoCon Expo Fees

Online Registration by June 7:  Free
Onsite Registration:  $60

NeoCon Program Fees

CEU Seminars:
   Online Registration by June 7: $65 each
   Onsite Registration: $75 each

Keynote Presentations: Free (registration required)

Tours and Special Events: Prices vary (registration required)

Click here to register with neocon

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago and NeoCon

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Thursday / June 13, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Transforming Design Performance and Outcomes with Generative Space

HKS, 125 South Clark Street, 11th Floor, Chicago

You are invited to a generative space workshop with practical take-aways, presented by Dr. Wayne Ruga, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID, founder and president of The CARITAS Project.

All commercial design projects - including those for health and healthcare - are created in service of an organizational aspiration. Translating this aspiration into a place that enables and supports the aspiration, continuously and increasingly, is the business imperative that a client is seeking. Generative Space is an innovative and practical method that aligns design with these aspirations for unprecedented performance and outcomes. Since 2003, when Dr. Ruga defined and developed Generative Space as a design method, he has worked with individuals and organizations around the world to teach this method and document the outcomes. In addition, the annual Generative Space Award spotlights and documents those exemplary projects that are harnessing this method to improve their performance. In this workshop, Dr. Ruga will feature those practical elements of the Generative Space method that will enable participants to approach their designs with new eyes and understandings to enable more advanced and effective design performance.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • New understandings of design, environments, and practice;
  • New approaches to improving design performance; 
  • How to create sustained improvements; and
  • How to become a more effective design leader.

A light dinner will be provided.

Speaker: Wayne Ruga, PhD, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID , founder and president of The CARITAS Project, is a formally trained healthcare architect, designer, and planner with almost 50 years of experience. As the founder of the annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, The Center for Health Design, and The CARITAS Project, Dr. Ruga has been a global vanguard for design innovation. For the past 20 years, his work with The CARITAS Project has pioneered the Generative Space method as the means to rebalance 'care' in the delivery of health'care', as a vital organizational strategy to transform performance and outcomes.  Dr. Ruga has been the recipient of numerous awards, distinctions, and honors; has given lectures, seminars and workshops at leading universities and professional meeting around the world; and is the author of scores of published articles.

With thanks to Healthcare KC sponsors:

 

Sponsored By

Healthcare KC and HKS Chicago

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




Thursday / June 13, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

On Affordable Housing: Presenting David Baker, FAIA

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

David Baker, FAIA, will speak on his ground-breaking practice in affordable housing. He will be joining us in Chicago as a distinguished member of the Disruptive Design jury. 

David Baker, FAIA, is the founding principal of David Baker Architects, a progressive firm based in San Francisco that creates acclaimed buildings in urban environments. David has guided and overseen the design of more than 13,000 homes and is a leader in multifamily urban housing, affordable housing, and issues of urban design. DBA has received more than 450 local, regional, and national architectural design honors. David was chosen by the AIA California Council as the 2012 Distinguished Practice, and in 2009 he received the Hearthstone Builders Humanitarian Award honoring the 30 most influential people in the housing industry in the past 30 years. His current projects include modular homeless housing, affordable family housing seeking net-zero carbon the Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot, and high-rise housing and a new hotel for Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. 

A reception will precede the talk, followed by networking.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago and its Design KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Tuesday / June 18, 2019 / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Facades Educational Seminar Featuring Dr. Joseph Lstiburek

Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 6-180, Chicago

Learn the basic knowledge needed to design and build durable, energy efficient, affordable and healthy buildings. Dr. Joseph Lstiburek will discuss building science principles, such as the control of heat, air and moisture and IAQ, and show you how to apply them to low-energy enclosure design, advanced HVAC systems, forensic investigations, and the repair and retrofit of existing buildings.

This fundamentals class has been attended by over 1500 builders, architects, engineers, building science consultants, building code officials, facility managers, building product manufacturers, and government officials.

The fee includes breakfast and lunch but does not include travel or accommodations. This course is valued at over $800!!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER THROUGH EVENTBRITE

 

Sponsored By

Porcelanosa

Learning Units

8 LU

Member Price

Non Member Price

$95.00



Wednesday / June 19, 2019 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Demystifying Fellowship

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250

Learn all about the AIA College of Fellows and the process of nomination to Fellowship from Phil Castillo, FAIA (JAHN).

Fellowship was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. The presentation will explain the nomination, application, and review process.

All are welcome to attend, regardless of current eligibility status, and learn about the road to this achievement. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




Saturday / June 22, 2019 / 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

ARE 5.0 Review - Study, Practice, Pass (Class 3)

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

Saturday, June 22, covers Project Development & Documentation and Construction & Evaluation + Thursday, June 27, mock exam

SCHEDULE

Saturday session:

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
3:00              class ends

Thursday mock exam session:

5:45 pm      registration
6:00            class starts with exam
6:30            break
6:40            exam review
8:00            class ends

Cost: $100 for each Saturday + evening class

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

Refreshments:

  • Saturday: 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.
  • Thursday evening: beverages and snack items provided. You are welcome to bring additional food.

Registration closes on Thursday, June 20, at noon FOR CLASS 3.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

$100.00

Non Member Price

$100.00




Sunday / June 30, 2019 / 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

LGBTQI+ Alliance at Pride 2019!

Pride Parade, Chicago

MARCH WITH THE LGBTQ+ ALLIANCE IN THE 2019 PRIDE PARADE!

Members of AIA Chicago LGBTQI+ Alliance will march in the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30. The size of the group is limited according to parade regulations. Those interested in marching with the group MUST REGISTER here. Participants are required to arrive prior to the parade start time and participate through the entire parade (3PM). Details including time and location for the line up will be provided to marchers through AIA Chicago communication channels. If you do not register, you will not receive this vital information.

Each participant will receive a special Chicago Pride t-shirt for parade day.

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago

Member Price

$15.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




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



Tuesday / December 03, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

AIA Chicago Annual Meeting & Holiday Party 2019

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, Chicago

Join your colleagues in the architecture & design community at the Annual Meeting & Holiday Party. We will welcome our newly elected 2020 Board of Directors, honor 25-year and 50-year members, and recognize newly licensed architects. Event highlights include presentation of the Chicago Awards in Architecture (student projects), Distinguished Service Awards, and our two Professional Excellence Awards: Firm of the Year and Dubin Family Young Architect. 

Interested in being a sponsor of this event? Contact Debora Donato at ddonato@aiachicago.org or 312/374-1726.

 

(Photos of 2018 Annual Meeting & Holiday Party)

Member Price

$60.00

Non Member Price

$90.00



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