Friday / May 03, 2019 / 11:45 AM - 5:15 PM

Residential Design: Here and Now 2019

Merchandise Mart, 1st floor (Dacor showroom, Suite 142) and 6th floor (Meet on 6, Suite 6-180)


AIA Chicago's Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) has planned its third annual half-day symposium for architects who specialize in single-family residences. Our goal is to help architects stay up-to-date on evolving topics and provide information that can be used immediately. Join us for a great afternoon of learning. 


  1. Construction Contract Administration
  2. HVAC Considerations for Residential Projects
  3. Demystifying LEDs and Lighting Controls


11:45 am to 12:40 pm    registration and lunch - Dacor showroom on the first floor (Suite 142)
1:00 to 2:10                    Session 1
2:15 to 2:30                    break
2:35 to 3:45                    Session 2
3:50 to 4:00                    break
4:05 to 5:15 pm              Session 3

Session Details

Session 1: Construction Contract Administration

Speakers: Eric L. Singer, Ice Miller LLP, and Melissa S. Roberts, AAI, USI Insurance Services LLC

Comments: Scott Crowe, AIA, Thomas Shafer Architects   

  • Why you and your client need a written agreement
  • Why CA services and standard contract provisions for CA services (Magic Language)
  • What to watch for in modified agreements and during CA
  • Site Visits, documentation and field reports
  • Case studies: good, bad and ugly

Session 2: HVAC Considerations for Residential Projects

Speaker: Shawn Mansfield, PE, AA Service Company

Comments: Greg Howe, AIA, Searl Lamaster Howe

  • When do you need to call in the professionals for a project
  • How HVAC Codes Impact Architectural / Building Designs
  • Basic HVAC Code Update
  • Special Design Considerations

Session 3: Demystifying LEDs and Lighting Controls

Speakers: Kate Griebler, Jr. Assoc. IALD, IES, AKLD Lighting Design, and Bryan Mills, Mills Technologies

Comments: Celeste Robbins, AIA, Robbins Architecture  

  • History of LEDs and light sources
  • Understand the dimming and color quality of an LED
  • Specify lighting control systems and LED compatibility
  • Identify a process and stakeholders for successful lighting design and control
  • Case Studies



(Photos from left to right: Hyde Park Residence by SMNG-A Ltd.; Woodland Cottage by Massey Associates; Lakeside Residence by SMNG-A Ltd.; Urban Sanctuary by Blender Architecture)

Sponsored By

Merchandise Mart and its Luxe Home, Pella Windows & Doors, eggersmann USA, Devon & Devon, Petersen/PAC-CLAD, dacor

Learning Units

3.5 LU/HSW

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