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                                                                        October-December 2010
October
5 First Tuesday Happy Hour
                                                                                                            OWP/P | Cannon Design embarked on an ambi-
                                                                                                            tious program to revitalize its own offices with
                                                                                                            minimal environmental impact. Visit this office
                                                                                                            as part of our on-going series of visits to archi-
Tues., October 5, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.                                                                         tect firms designing sustainable environments
The Red Canary, 695 N Milwaukee Ave.                                                                        for themselves. A palette of sustainable and
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum                                                                             enduring materials brings a sophisticated wel-
We’ll be repeating our successful speed                                                                     come to the public spaces. Technological and
networking social at this great Near Northwest                                                              lighting upgrades better support today’s architec-
Side venue. Bring your business cards and your                                                              tural practice and generate energy savings while
outgoing personality!                                                                                       maintaining as much of the existing systems and
                                                       16 Tour: Regenstein Library Expansion                materials as possible. Updated finishes create a
                                                       Sat., October 16, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.                fresh look throughout the office, achieving
6 LEED for Homes Illinois                              11 E. 57th St.                                       exemplary performance for reuse of building
Wed., October 6, 5:30 to7:00 p.m.                      Sponsor: Design KC                                   materials and the use of regional, rapidly renew-
AIA Chicago                                            One year ago, we toured the beginning of con-        able materials. Meet on the 21st floor at 5:30
Sponsors: Residential Design and Environment           struction on this dynamic new addition to the        sharp. A brief presentation starts at 5:45, fol-
KCs                                                    University of Chicago’s Regenstein Library,          lowed by tour at 6:00. Limited to 50 partici-
Should you and your clients pursue a LEED for          designed by Murphy/Jahn. Now Jason Kocher,           pants. 1.5 LU/HSW/SD
Homes certification? Jason La Fleur, program           AIA and Leif Widholm, Assoc. AIA of
manager for the Chicago office of the Alliance         Murphy/Jahn will lead us on a return visit during
for Environmental Sustainability, a non-profit         the final phase of construction. See the interior    19 Architects & Beyond IV
that provides sustainable building education to        spaces of the completed glass dome and bridge.       Tues., October 19, 6:00 p.m.
the general public and building industry, will         A fifty-foot excavated vault below grade which       Rodan, 1530 N. Milwaukee Ave.
explain the LEED for Homes program. Jason              houses over 3.5 million volumes in an automat-       Sponsor: Young Architects Forum
will discuss the general schedule, cost, and           ed retrieval system will be seen, hidden below       Hear from entrepreneurs with an architecture
application materials for LEED certification and       the reading room. Meet at the library entrance;      background who became successful despite the
present several recent case studies. 1.5               wear sturdy shoes and bring a hard hat. Limited      current economic difficulties. Hear their stories
LU/HSW/SD                                              to 50 participants. 1 LU/HSW                         on how they started their practice, their struggles
                                                                                                            and successes, business/client-generating strate-
                                                                                                            gies, vital business resources for growing their
9 Tour: Rosa Parks Apartments, Affordable              19 University of Chicago’s New Logan Arts            practice, how they set themselves apart in the
and Green                                              Center                                               marketplace, and lessons learned along the way.
Sat., October 9, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.              Tues., October 19, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.                Register for this event at
541 N. Homan Ave.                                      AIA Chicago                                          http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoYAF/calen-
Sponsor: Community Interface Committee                 Sponsor: Education KC                                dar/14855320/. 1 LU
Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation,                  The Logan Arts Center, now under construction,
Humboldt Construction, and Landon Bone                 embodies aspirations at multiple scales; the
Baker Architects have developed 94 affordable          Chicago arts scene, local neighborhood revital-      20 Project Checklists - Design
rental apartments in 8 buildings scattered across      ization, campus connectivity within the Olmsted      Development
21 lots in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood         park system, and the melding together of multi-      Wed., October 20, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m
of Chicago. Limited to 25 participants. 2              ple academic arts programs. Steve Wiesenthal,        AIA Chicago
LU/HSW/SD                                              FAIA, associate vice president and university        Sponsor: Practice Management KC
                                                       architect, will present the design by Tod            The national AIA Best Practices Committee is
                                                       Williams Billie Tsien Architects and take us on a    looking to develop a series of Project Checklists
14 HSRs and Historic Project Planning                  visual journey on how the project’s design           that will become attachments to a corresponding
Thurs., October 14, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.                 reflects these goals. The university is building a   series of Best Practices essays posted on the AIA
AIA Chicago                                            new destination that harkens back to its lime-       Web site. Our second meeting will focus on
Sponsor: Historic Resources KC                         stone Collegiate Gothic roots while establishing     design development. Michael Lough, AIA chairs
Anne Sullivan, AIA (Sullivan | Preservation),          a visible landmark on the south side of Midway       the AIA Best Practices committee, and anyone
will explain the importance of the Historic            Plaisance, joining modernist gems by Mies van        interested in contributing to this effort is encour-
Structures Report document as a starting point         der Rohe, Saarinen, and Edward Durrell Stone.        aged to attend or contact Mike at mlough@inte-
for a preservation project: what is an Historic        Bring your lunch; beverages provided. 1              gral-consulting.net.
Structure Report (HSR); when to prepare the            LU/HSW
report; what to include in the report: history, sig-
nificance, existing conditions; and how HSRs
are used in planning the restoration of an historic    19 Tour: Cannon - LEED CI Gold Certified
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                                                                                                            Image of Regenstein Library by Murphy/Jahn.

property: reference information, recommenda-           Tues., October 19, 5:30 sharp to 7:00 p.m.
tions, guidelines and recommendations. Bring           111 W. Washington St., #2100                         Visit www.aiachicago.org for the
your lunch; beverages provided. 1 LU/HSW               Sponsor: Environment KC                              most current calendar of events.
                                                       After ten years in the historic Burnham Center,
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                                                                      October-December 2010
21 Coated Foam Roofing Systems                      tion. Panelists will include Boyd Black, AVP,          facilities; and circadian rhythms and the night-
Thurs., October 21, 12:00 to1:00 p.m.               Capital Project Delivery, University of Chicago;       shift worker. You will learn about contrast and
Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Ct.        John Moebes, AIA, director of construction,            adaptation; light levels, duration of exposure and
Sponsor: Technical Issues KC                        Crate&Barrel; Brian Lubnow, vice president,            time of day; and providing flexible light levels
Cliff Black from BASF will discuss spray            Central Operations Group at Boldt Company;             for the various populations utilizing a senior care
polyurethane, coated foam roofing systems:          and Charles Hardy, deputy director, US General         facility. 1.5 LU/HSW
development, detailing, and environmental per-      Services Administration, Region 5. Registration
formance. Environmental and sustainability con-     and light refreshments at 8:30 a.m.; program
tributions of coated foam roofing systems that      begins at 9:00. 3 LU                                   11 Chicago Foundations: An Essential
lead to reducing building energy consumption                                                               History
will be highlighted. Bring your lunch or pur-                                                              Thurs., November 11, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
chase a cafeteria ticket in the first-floor shop.                                                          AIA Chicago
1 LU/HSW/SD                                                                                                Sponsor: Historic Resources and Technical
                                                                                                           Issues KCs
                                                                                                           Chicago has a storied history in the architecture,
26 Interior Glazing at Trainor Glass Design                                                                design, and construction of high-rise buildings.
Center                                                                                                     For over 100 years, Chicago has served as a full-
Tues., October 26, 6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 to                                                            scale geotechnical laboratory where foundation
7:30 presentation, 939 W. Lake St.                                                                         designs have been put to the test, and this tradi-
Sponsor: Interior Architecture KC, Trainor                                                                 tion of innovation continues to the present. Tony
Glass                                                                                                      Kiefer, P.E. (AECOM) will explain how founda-
Learning about interior glazing at this new                                                                tions were constructed and tested 100 years ago
showroom, designed by the Linden Group. Dave                                                               and then address the latest innovations in full-
Shannon of Trainor will cover: understanding                                                               scale caisson load testing, including Osterberg
glazing limitations using GANA (Glass               29 55th Annual Designight                              load cells and dynamic load testing. Performed
Association of North America) standards and         Fri., October 29, 5:30 p.m.                            on Museum Park in the Central Station develop-
guidelines to evaluate if a specified product is    Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.           ment, these tests have culminated in end-bearing
adequate for given design; defining decorative      Celebrate with the 2010 Design Excellence              slurry caissons on the surface of bedrock,
glazing using existing projects to illustrate       Award winners at Designight. Buy your tickets          designed for a record 90 tons per square foot,
options and uses on the interior of a building;     online at www.aiachicago.org.                          well in excess of current Chicago code-allow-
present new developments in specialty glazing                                                              able limits. Bring your lunch; beverages provid-
products using completed projects to define cur-                                                           ed. 1 LU/HSW
rent technologies available; and explain three
basic components of fire protection as it relates
to glazing, using manufacturers test data to
appropriately identify product selection in an
application. Refreshments will be provided.
                                                    November
                                                    2 First Tuesday Happy Hour
                                                                                                           16 Tour: Langston Hughes Elementary
                                                                                                           School
                                                                                                           Tues., November 16, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Limited to 30 participants. 1 LU/HSW                Tues., November 2, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.                   240 W. 104th St.
                                                    Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave.                   Sponsor: Education KC
                                                    Sponsor: Young Architects Forum                        Visit the first Chicago public school developed
27 IPD and BIM for Building Owners                  It’s Election Day in Illinois! Vote first, then join   using the principles of universal design.
Wed., October 27, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.           us at our old “happy hour home” at Rock                Completed in 2009, the school was designed by
35 E. Wacker Dr., Conference Center, #260           Bottom. $5 appetizers are available before 6:00        SMNG-A to respond to the needs of its students
Sponsors: Practice Management KC, Associated        p.m. Everyone is welcome, and we’ll keep an            which include children with severe developmen-
General Contractors of America                      eye on the returns.                                    tal disabilities and special health needs.
Find out what every owner needs to know in                                                                 Universal design principles included abundant
seeking out and implementing integrated project                                                            natural light; classrooms for multi-sensory stim-
delivery design and building services utilizing     10 Lighting for Senior Living                          ulation, interactive therapy, and motor develop-
building information modeling and virtual           Wed., November 10, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.                   ment; an accessible landscaped discovery garden
design and construction (VDC). What knowl-          AIA Chicago                                            located at the center of the building, and a
edge do design firms need to have in order to       Sponsor: Design for Aging and Healthcare KCs           wheelchair-accessible softball field. The building
work with IPD and BIM? What are your clients’       Lighting has been understood for some time as it       received LEED Gold for New Construction.
expectations (or requirements), and can you         affects plants and animals from the agricultural       Limited to 30 participants. I LU/HSW/SD
meet them? A roundtable of architects, contrac-     standpoint, but we are just learning some of the
tors, and building owners will review the various   specifics of how lighting and the designed envi-
methods and strategies that each uses to imple-     ronment affects the well-being of humans. Ingrid
ment and refine its IPD, BIM, and VDC tools.        McMasters, LC, IESNA, is a senior lighting

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                                                                                                           Photo of Designight 2009 by Connor Steinkamp,
                                                                                                           Steinkamp Photography
These methods will include discussion on            designer at KJWW Engineering Consultants
model-based scope division, prefabrication,         (Madison, WI). She will discuss lighting and the
budgeting, scheduling, and change order reduc-      aging eye; circadian rhythms and memory-care           Visit www.aiachicago.org for the
                                                                                                           most current calendar of events.
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                                                                    October-December 2010
                                                                                                         brought many changes to America’s Main
16 Tour and Tuesday Happy Hour                                                                           Streets. Some were small while other changes
Tues., November 16, tour 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.                                                               were more sweeping, from a host of new build-
Studio Gang Architects                                                                                   ings to the conversions of entire downtowns into
1212 N. Ashland Ave.                                                                                     pedestrian malls. Understanding how these
Sponsor: Young Architects Forum                                                                          resources fit into the larger contexts of modern
Join us for a tour of Studio Gang and learn what                                                         architecture and consumerism is critical to fos-
ensures the rising success of the firm as one of                                                         tering an appreciation for them as they tell
the most respected and innovative woman-                                                                 important stories about community evolution.
owned architecture studios in Chicago. Find out                                                          Anthony Rubano from the Illinois Historic
more about the studio’s completed and on-going                                                           Preservation Agency explores how Main Street’s
work. After the tour, head to Tocco, 1266 N.                                                             architecture evolved in the mid- twentieth centu-
Milwaukee Ave., for socializing. Tour is limited   first-floor shop. 1 LU/HSW/SD                         ry and presents examples of communities that
to 25 participants. 1 LU                           18 PositivEnergy Practice & Adrian Smith              have made it a priority to preserve and market
                                                   + Gordon Gill Architecture                            their more recent history. Bring your lunch; bev-
                                                   Thurs., November 18, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.                erages provided. 1 LU
17 Kick-Start Your Design Business                 111 W. Monroe St., #2300
Wed., November 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.         Sponsor: Design KC
AIA Chicago                                        Roger Frechette, AIA, president of the newly          15 Project Checklists - Construction
Sponsor: Practice Management KC                    formed PositivEnergy Practice, will present cur-      Documents
Are you considering opening your own firm or       rent projects and research initiatives of his firm:   Wed., December 15, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
already managing a new practice? These three       work on large scale decarbonization master plan-      AIA Chicago
one-hour programs pack in much of the informa-     ning and the integration of high-performance,         Sponsor: Practice Management KC
tion you need to jump start your business:         sustainable strategies and systems for existing       Our third meeting will focus on construction
Part I - Key Steps in Starting a Business: an      and proposed buildings. Roger will explain the        documents. Anyone interested in contributing to
overview of the key steps required to start a      interdisciplinary nature of this work and their       this effort is welcome to attend or contact chair
business; importance of a feasibility study and    collaborations with the architecture and urban        Mike Lough at mlough@integral-consulting.net.
SWOT analysis; types of ownership; elements of     planning teams of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
a business plan; acquiring business capital; and   Architecture. Limited to 30 participants. 1
resources to assist new business owners.           LU/HSW/SD                                             16 Roofing Codes in Chicago and Illinois
Speakers: Rod King (Pearre & Associates, Ltd.),                                                          Thurs., December 16, 12:00 to1:00 p.m.
Christopher Dasse, AIA (studio D architecture                                                            Chicago Bar Association
LLC), Lois White (Illinois Small Business          30 The Complete Architecture of Adler &               321 S. Plymouth Court
Development Center).                               Sullivan                                              Sponsor: Technical Issues KC
Part II - Risk and Insurance Solutions: focuses    Tues., November 30, 5:30 to 7:30                      Bill McHugh will give a presentation on roofing
on emerging firms and risk management.             AIA Chicago                                           systems, codes, and licensing requirements in
Speakers: Ed Coyne (E. J. Coyne and Co.) and       Celebrate the publication of this much-anticipat-     Chicago and Illinois. Requirements from
Allen Reczek, CPA (A. J. Reczek, Inc.).            ed book on the work of Dankmar Adler and              Chicago’s Urban Heat Island Effect Ordinance
Part III - Bringing on the Employees: hiring       Louis Sullivan at a reception with John Vinci,        will be reviewed as well as the history of gravel-
decisions as well as employee benefit plans.       FAIA (Vinci/Hamp Architects Inc.) and Ward            surfaced roofs. Lastly, garden roofs and roof-
Speakers: Louis Scherschel, AIA (RBC Wealth        Miller (The Richard Nickel Committee). Books          water drainage problems specific to Chicago
Management) and Lois White. 3LU                    will be available for purchase and signing.           will be examined. Bring your lunch or purchase
                                                                                                         a cafeteria ticket in the first-floor shop. 1
                                                                                                         LU/HSW/SD
18 Computational Fluid Dynamics for
Improving Building Performance
Thurs., November 18, 12:00 to1:00 p.m.
Chicago Bar Association
321 S. Plymouth Court
                                                   December
                                                   7 Holiday Party and Annual Meeting
                                                                                                         A chapter of the American Institute of Architects
                                                                                                         35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 250, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Sponsor: Technical Issues KC                       Tues., December 7                                     312.670.7770 Fax: 312.670.2422 info@aiachicago.org
Several advanced building performance tech-        AIA Chicago and adjacent conference center            Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free to members, $15
niques are available for use, and computational    Join your colleagues at our annual holiday event.     for non-members, and are held at AIA Chicago, 35 East
fluid dynamics, or CFD, is one such growing        Buy tickets online at www.aiachicago.org.             Wacker Drive, Suite 250. For more information or to register
                                                                                                         online visit: www.aiachicago.org.
area. Sachin Anand, P.E. (dbHMS) will focus on
the application of CFD to a local project. He                                                            If you require assistance to attend a program, call 312.670.7770
will show how CFD was used to not only reduce      9 Modernism on Main Street

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energy costs but also reduce first costs and       Thurs., December 9, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.                Image of a 3-D model of buildings in Chicago’s Loop
                                                                                                         based on their estimated carbon footprint by
improve comfort for Columbia College               AIA Chicago                                           PositivEnergy Practice at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
                                                                                                         Architecture
Chicago’s new Media Production Center. Bring       Sponsor: Historic Resources KC
your lunch or purchase a cafeteria ticket in the                                                         Visit www.aiachicago.org for the
                                                   The economic prosperity of post-WWII America          most current calendar of events.

				
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