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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Tuesday / May 21, 2019 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

High Performance Facades

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

 Cornell University, Bill & Melinda Gates Hall, Computing and Information Science. (Photograph by Matthew Carbone, Photographer LLC)​

Traditionally, a building’s structure existed at the façade in the form of load bearing walls, with façade ornament as a secondary consideration and façade performance and efficiency not considered at all. With the development of structural frames, the façade became purely decorative with attention paid to only the more pressing aspects of performance such as solar control. Today, all facades are required to meet the basic requirements of thermal insulation and solar insulation. However, due to rising energy costs, and a greater awareness of our responsibility to design energy efficient structures, there have been great developments in truly high-performing facades.

Two speakers from engineering consulting firm Thornton Tomasetti will summarize façade performance, discuss the various metrics which impact performance, illustrate design examples, and suggest how high-performance façade design can be implemented in your project. They will:

  • Define high performance facades.
  • Provide an overview of factors which affect energy performance of a façade.
  • Explain the basic principles behind envelope heat loss, and the critical aspects of tackling thermal bridging and infiltration simultaneously.
  • Describe the aspects of facade design that impact thermal comfort.
  • List façade design strategies to manage solar gain to minimize glare and maximize daylight and occupant comfort.
  • Understand the benefits of careful detailing on facade performance.
  • Illustrate examples of high performance façade systems.
  • Best practices for implementing high performance façade design on projects.

Speakers:

  • Alejandra Menchaca, PhD, LEED AP, WELL AP, Senior Associate, Sustainability – Boston Leader
  • Diarmuid Kelleher, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, Associate, Façade Engineering – Chicago Leader

Bring your lunch/beverages provided.

Sponsored By

Environment KC/COTE

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




Wednesday / May 22, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Women Leading Hospitality Design in 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 #3: Women Leading Hospitality Design in Chicago

Moderated by Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA; IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO

  • Karen Herold, principal, Studio K
  • Jackie Koo, AIA, IIDA, principal, KOO
  • Laurie Miller, AIA, principal, Anderson/Miller
  • Meg Prendergast, principal, Gettys Group
  • Patricia Rotondo, Assoc. AIA, IIDA, senior principal, Antunovich Associates

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 price: $10 + processing fee  >>> Use promo code IIDA-AIA-Member

Non-member price: $20 + processing fee 

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



Thursday / May 23, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

UIC Master Plan Update: 2018 Implementation Plan

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

What will the University of Illinois at Chicago campus look like in the future? The UIC Master Plan Update: 2018 Implementation Plan builds on the University’s 2010 Master Plan and provides data-driven and inspirational recommendations for the physical development of UIC’s campus over the next ten years. The update provides a framework to guide the construction of new facilities and open-space improvements that will support UIC’s strategic priorities, drive excellence, enhance UIC’s identify, strengthen the student experience and connect the campus with the city of Chicago.

This is the first in a series of programs by the Environment KC looking to examine the process of campus planning, needs assessment, project funding and implementation.  We seek to explore the latest developments in the large urban university campus master planning, explore resulting impact on local community, economy and diversification of educational opportunities.  Join us in a discussion about the urban campus development options, future project typologies, and the challenges of creating academic campus capable of supporting multigenerational students and accommodating diverse learning styles.

SCHEDULE

  • 5:30 PM     Networking       
  • 5:45 PM     Presentation     
  • 6:30 PM     Q/A                  
  • 7:00 PM     Event ends       

Speaker: David Taeyaerts, AIA, PE, Associate Vice Chancellor Learning Environments & Campus Architect at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Sponsored By

Education KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




Wednesday / May 29, 2019 / 12:00 AM

Lean in Design Forum Returns to Chicago

Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago

The annual 2019 LCI Lean in Design Forum, in partnership with P2SL and national AIA, is a unique event at which designers come together to learn about and advance lean methodologies. Industry-leading design practitioners will present on how lean techniques free up time for creative decision-making and innovative problem-solving on current topics affecting the design community.

Click here for full details and registration from LCI.

Sponsored By

Lean Construction Institute, P2SL, American Institute of Architects

Member Price

$595.00

Non Member Price

$705.00



Saturday / June 01, 2019 / 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tour: Senior Living at Independence Branch Library and Senior Apartments

Independence Branch Library and Apartments, 4024 North Elston Avenue, Chicago

This mixed-use building is a collaboration between the Chicago Public Library, Chicago Housing Authority, and developer Evergreen Real Estate Group, and is one of three such projects across the city. It combines a neighborhood library branch with affordable senior housing above. The architect for the Independence Branch was John Ronan Architects. Representatives from both the developer and architectural team will lead the tour of this recently completed project.

Learn about best practices in senior housing and new models of community integrated senior housing. We will also discuss the challenges of design senior housing as part of a larger, mixed use, urban project.

Meet at the apartment entrance.

Sponsored By

Design for Aging KC

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

$0.00

Non Member Price

$15.00




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.  

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



Saturday / June 08, 2019 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteer at the HOW organization with the Community Interface Committee

HOW North is located at 1607 W Howard St., Third Floor, Chicago, IL, 60626.

Join the Community Interface Committee and volunteer with the HOW organization, a homelessness advocacy group that runs a housing first model with accompanying programs and services that help women, families, and children pull themselves out of homelessness and prevent them from re-entering it. Volunteers are needed to sort, count, fold, and determine usability of donations for their In-kind donation program.

Since 1983, HOW has been a leader in permanent solutions to homelessness. Through prevention strategies; expanded, affordable, supportive housing; and individualized support services we have helped thousands take back their lives. HOW operates under the Housing First Model, which ensures that homeless individuals are housed as quickly as possible, and then provided with tools for success and self-sufficiency.​

 

Sponsored By

AIA Chicago and its Community Interface Committee (CIC)

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free




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 presenation 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



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 - 2:30 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
2:30              class ends

Thursday mock exam session:

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

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




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