Chicago Architecture News


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).



Announcing Disruptive Design Finalists

The Disruptive Design competition—an architecture competition seeking proposals for affordable housing in Chicago—announces today the three finalists moving on to the competition’s second phase. The three finalists were selected by five jurors from over 130 international entries in a blind jury process: Georgi Todorov, AIA, and Petya Petrova, IIDA; Joel Huffman; and Greg Tamborino, AIA, will each receive $10,000 to produce final designs and drawings before a winner is selected later this year. All three are Chicago-based architects.


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