Thursday / July 18, 2019 / 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw By Hand

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


Part of the generation of architects who were trained to draw both by hand and with digital tools, New York architect and writer Nalina Moses recently returned to hand drawing. Finding it to be direct, pleasurable, and intuitive, she wondered whether other architects felt the same way. Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw By Hand is the result of this inquiry. An inspiring collection of 220 hand drawings by more than forty emerging architects and well-known practitioners from around the world, this book explores the reasons they draw by hand and gives testimony to the continued vitality of hand drawing in architecture. The powerful yet intimate drawings carry larger propositions about materials, space, and construction, and each one stands on its own as a work of art. The book’s forward is by Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA (Olsen Kundig, Seattle).

Chicago architect Aric Lasher, FAIA (HBRA) is one of the forty architects included in the book, and he will participate in the presentation.


  • Cocktails:                  Cash bar opens at 4:30 pm
  • Free Program:           Begins at 6:15 pm
  • Dinner:                      Available after the program, a la carte. Guests pay for themselves; club members charge to their house account.

After the program, a $35 buffet will be available, subject to the number of reservations. Otherwise, the regular a la carte menu will be served. Reservations at or call 312-922-8080. Discount parking is available after 4:00 at the garage located at 17 East Adams Street (enter on Adams between Wabash and State). Ask for a discount coupon at the club's check-in desk.


Sponsored By

The Cliff Dwellers, Society of Architectural Historians, Friends of Downtown, and AIA Chicago

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