Chicago Architecture News


License renewal this year in Illinois

Your State of Illinois license will be renewed in 2020, and renewal information will likely be available in September. The state requires 24 hours of learning earned during the duration of your license (December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2020), and 16 of those hours must be in HSW topics. New for 2020: the state now requires all license holders to earn one hour of sexual harassment prevention training from an Illinois-approved provider as part of renewal. More details on how to meet this requirement will be available in 2020. 



Letter to City Council Regarding Chicago Bird-Friendly Design Ordinance

AIA Chicago recently sent a letter to the Chicago City Council sponsors of the proposed Bird Friendly Design Ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to establish bird-safe standards for new building construction and substantial building facade renovations. AIA Chicago leadership believes that the expertise of its members can contribute to this process. The letter is included below.



Chicago’s Updated Building Code

Over the next 14 months, the City of Chicago will implement Phase 2 of its building code modernization. New code books will be available by December 1, 2019, from the International Code Council (ICC).


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