Tuesday / December 12, 2017 / 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Impact of Driverless Cars on High-Rise Development

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

The Cliff Dwellers, in co-sponsorship with the Friends of Downtown and AIA Chicago, are pleased to present another in a series of lectures on Chicago architecture.

Russell Gilchrist, ARB (UK), RIBA, AIA, principal and firmwide Practice Area Leader for Tall Buildings at Gensler, will speak about the impact of the driverless car on urban design and architecture in the next decade, in particular the effect on existing spaces within our cities and how they will change our everyday life. A practicing architect for over two decades, Russell Gilchrist has amassed a portfolio of high profi le architecture and master planning projects across multiple building types in the USA, Europe and Asia. Russell has completed award winning projects including Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, Protos Winery in Northern Spain, Glyndebourne Opera House in England, Reichstag Parliament Building in Berlin and 88 Wood Street, London, for Daiwa Europe Properties. He has published and lectured extensively on low energy, high performance high-rise building and is active for the Council for Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

Additional Info: The club and bar open at 4:30 pm. Dinner will be served following the program; price is a la carte.

Reservations are required for dinner and requested for the program. Call 312-922-8080 or send an e-mail to reservations@cliff-chicago.org; reservations can be made until the afternoon of the event. Payment for dinner and charges at the bar are by credit card or charged to a member’s House Account only.

Discount parking is available after 4:00 pm at the 17 East Adams Street garage: enter on Adams between Wabash and State. Ask for a discount coupon at the Cliff Dwellers check-in desk.

Sponsored By

The Cliff Dwellers, Friends of Downtown, AIA Chicago

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