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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Monday / April 15, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

A Conversation Between Dirk Denison, FAIA and Reed Kroloff

Crown Hall at IIT, 3360 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616

With educator/author Reed Kroloff, architect Dirk Denison, FAIA, will discuss how he has developed as an architect. Topics will include the different and sometimes conflicting perspectives he absorbed in studies at Cranbrook Academy, IIT, and Harvard Graduate School of Design, as well as other influences and passions that informed his early career. 

The new ACTAR publication, Dirk Denison 10 Houses, will be used as a touchstone to illustrate how Denison synthesized a plethora of architectural influences to create a personal approach to placemaking.  Denison will describe the process of creating the monograph, which represents much of his career to date, and the key element the volume attests to:  his adherence to a set of best practices for building collaborative relationships with clients.

  • 5:30 PM              refreshments
  • 6:00-7:00 PM      program

To RSVP: Let IIT know you will be attending at rsvpevents@iit.edu

Copies of Dirk Denison 10 Houses will be available for purchase. 

Sponsored By

Presented by The Mies Society with co-sponsors AIA Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture, and the Architecture & Design Society

Learning Units

1 LU (pending)

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



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 commerial 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

AIA Chicago, IIDA, Corporate Concepts, Mohawk Group, Patcraft, Shaw Contract, Steelcase, Tarkett, Wilkhahn, Bernhardt Design

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

$10.00

Non Member Price

$20.00



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 16, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Small Project Awards - Exhibit & Large Party

Artifact Events, 4325 NORTH RAVENSWOOD AVENUE, CHICAGO IL 60613

Celebrate small projects in a big way at AIA Chicago’s annual Small Project Awards Exhibit & LARGE PARTY!

The Small Project Awards recognize high quality work from Chicago architectural firms and exceptional local projects. All firms in the competition have fewer than ten licensed architects or architectural associates at the time of submission. Founded by the AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group (SPG) and co-presented by the AIA Chicago Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN), the Small Project Awards program celebrates the contributions that smaller firms make to the architecture profession, as well as the impact that small projects have on our communities. Both AIA members and non-members are invited to submit. 

Submissions for the 2019 SPA are open from February 1 - March 5, 2019. Click here to learn more.

A one-night only pop-up exhibit on Thursday, May 16, will showcase all entries to the competition, with winning projects (previously selected by a jury) receiving awards. This FREE event is open to the public and attracts over 700 building owners, home owners, architects, builders, developers, and other individuals interested in high quality design on a small scale. 

Click here to see photos of the 2018 Small Project Awards Exhibit & Large Party. 

 

RSVP Link Coming soon!

Don't miss out on all of the fun, excitement, and exposure of the Small Project Awards! Consider sponsoring the awards program and exhibit. Options available at multiple pricepoints. Contact Debora Donato at ddonato@aiachicago.org or 312-374-1726 for more details.

Sponsored By

Small Practitioners Group (SPG) + Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN)

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free



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 commerial 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

Learning Units

1 LU

Member Price

$10.00

Non Member Price

$20.00



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.  

Register now! Early bird registration ends April 10.

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



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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