Chicago Architecture News
In April 2019, the City Council of Chicago adopted the Phase 2 building code requirements which became optional on December 1, 2019 and will be mandatory starting on August 1, 2020. For information on the transition period, click here. For information on the modernized code, click here.
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.
AIA Chicago announces the recipients of the 2019 Firm Award and Dubin Family Young Architect Awards
In an annual tradition of recognizing excellence in the architecture profession, AIA Chicago will award the 2019 Firm Award to Brininstool + Lynch.
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.
A Lifetime of Civic Service
John Syvertsen, FAIA, will receive AIA Chicago’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating his career in architecture and service to the future of the profession
An urgent Call to Action: #StandWithGreta
By Tom Jacobs, AIA, Co-Founder Architects Advocate for Action on Climate Change
A 16-year-old has succeeded where we adults have not.
ARCHITECTS INVEST IN A MORE INCLUSIVE FUTURE
A NEW HOME FOR WORKING FAMILIES
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).
AIA CHICAGO HONORS CHICAGO’S SMALLEST BUILDINGS AT ANNUAL SMALL PROJECT AWARDS
A shipping container development in Detroit receives highest honors; all recognized entries demonstrate design excellence in the smallest details
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