Dates: 11 May, 2013
Join the Conservancy and realtor Louisa McPharlin of Coldwell Banker on Saturday, May 11 for an open house and reception from 2 to 4:30 p.m. for the rare chance to tour these private homes. The McArthur house has been in Ms. McPharlin’s family since 1954. The Blossom house’s current owners, the Baum-Shaddle family, will be represented by Cain Baum.
Registration for the open houses is $45 members / $60 for non-members. Non-members who join at the friend level ($50) or higher will receive a complimentary registration. There is limited space so please reserve your place by Monday, May 6 to ensure that you don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Proceeds benefit the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.
Dates: 13 May, 2013
13 May 2013, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Paul Desmarais Theatre
CCA Founding Director Phyllis Lambert and Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) present their 2013 publications Building Seagram and Lincoln Center Inside Out and discuss architecture and public space in New York.
In a combination of personal and scholarly records, both architects discuss the importance of the interaction between architecture and the city at two key moments fifty years apart.
Dates: 13 – 15 May, 2013
The 3rd International Green Roof Congress 2013 in Hamburg will provide a platform for a cross profession information exchange in the field of Green Roofs and Living Walls. Some of the world´s most innovative architects and sustainability experts (e.g. Peter Busby – Perkins + Will, Wong Mun Summ – WOHA, Jakob Lange – Bjarke Ingels Group, Martin Haas – Studio 2050 and Prof. Herbert Dreiseitl – Atelier Dreiseitl) will discuss the future of urban roofs with the participants.
Dates: 15 May, 2013
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Chicago Botanic Garden
Alsdorf Auditorium, Regenstein Center
Director: Bill Finnegan, Executive Producer: Stephen Kellert
Registration is free ($5 suggested donation)
Our cities and suburbs are often designed in ways that degrade the environment and alienate us from the nature that we need in a deep and fundamental way. While the recent trend in green architecture has decreased the negative environmental impact, we still need to reconnect to the natural world. That is where the innovative school of "biophilic design" comes in, which designs buildings that connect people and nature, leading to healthy and productive habitats for modern humans.
This film looks at the movement through discussion with experts in the field (including Stephen Kellert, author of the book Biophilic Design), as well as examples ranging from the Musee du quai Branly in Paris to New York City's Grand Central Station to Seattle's own High Point housing community.
Dates: 14 May, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 6:00 p.m.
$4 / Members and Loyola students, faculty, and staff: Free
The reinstallation of Marc Chagall's America Windows at the Art Institute of Chicago has prompted new research into this late project by one of the great twentieth-century artists. Art historian and Loyola alum Dr. Michelle Paluch-Mishur will take an in-depth look at the theme of the windows and the technical process used to transform Chagall's designs on paper into large-scale artworks produced in the studio of Charles Marq. The presentation also reveals the background behind this important commission.
East Lansing |
Dates: 28 Apr – 18 Aug, 2013
East Lansing itself is on exhibit at the Michigan State University Museum as “East Lansing Modern, 1940-1970” explores the city’s place in Michigan’s modern design heritage. Especially following World War II, East Lansing’s population grew dramatically, and with that boom came a need for additional housing for GI-Bill students and their families, as well as MSU faculty. Many bought traditional residences within walking distance of the campus, yet several embraced modernist principles and worked primarily with local architects to design their homes.
Inspiration for the exhibit began with the State Historic Preservation Office’s “Michigan Modern” project
to inventory modernist architecture across the state. From there students in Bandes’ Fall 2012 “Michigan Modern” course researched East Lansing’s architectural examples, and then Bandes and a team of research assistants completed the exhibit in the spring.
Dates: 08 May, 2013
Wednesday, May 8th at 5:30pm
Buildings impact their communities, and help shape a sense of place. As a graduate of SAIC
interested in fresco painting, murals, and public art, Jeff Greene studied the relationship between art
and architecture. He came to understand that how a building is perceived, and as a result, how it
impacts its environment, is largely influenced by its aesthetic. Jeff then pursued the craftsmanship of
paint and plaster from classically trained artisans, and founded EverGreene Architectural Arts 35
years ago. Since then, He has led the company to become the largest decorative arts firm in the
nation, taking on large scale projects such as state capitols, cathedrals, theaters, federal buildings,
and commercial spaces. Through leading hands on restoration in historic spaces, Jeff has
approached preservation and conservation in a very unique way. During this presentation, Jeff will
discuss the preservation process and what makes restoration important to the development of our
Dates: 23 May, 2013
May 23, 5:30 p.m.
Alan Plattus, a professor at the Yale School of Architecture, will use New Haven, Connecticut as a case study in American urbanism in the various periods of urban development, including speculations about the current challenges and opportunities facing American cities.
This event is free and open to the public and is presented by the School of Building Arts as a part of their lecture series.
Dates: 12 May, 2013
Join us in celebrating 38 years of Evanston’s history and architecture! In the 38 years since its inception, the Evanston History Center’s Mother’s Day House Walk has embodied the best of history and architecture. In honor of the 150th anniversary of Evanston, we will present stunning, private homes in southeast Evanston that represent the major styles of Evanston’s architectural history. The House Walk includes interior viewing of the houses. Your support of the House Walk benefits the EHC’s programs and our preservation of Evanston history.
Houses will be open from 12:00 to 5:00pm.
Admission: $40 in advance, $45 on Mother’s Day.
Evanston History Center members receive a $5 per ticket discount, regardless of purchase date.
Los Angeles |
Dates: 17 May – 09 Jul, 2013
Windshield Perspective focuses on a short yet dense stretch of Beverly Boulevard from Normandie to Virgil. The windshield is both a lens and a shield; a screen which acts much like a magnifying glass to clarify the view and as a scrim to obscure the sight. This drive along Beverly stands for hundreds, if not thousands, of daily journeys through the city’s landscape. The exhibit is about seeing and not seeing.
Typically, our way of seeing from behind the wheel is unconscious. Beverly Boulevard, in its apparent bleakness, is easily dismissed as “nowhere,” falling into the hole in our consciousness put there by the dominant notion that much (if not all) of Los Angeles is not a city at all. Roll up the windows, crank up the sounds, and drive.
But a choreographed drive, recreated within the Museum, reveals the very essence of the built city: messy, disorderly, impromptu, and vital. Windshield Perspective will provide a way of seeing and a sight to be seen. The windshield is converted from scrim to lens.
Dates: 06 Jun, 2013
From Green Spaces to Organic Abstraction: Nature in the Work of Daniel H. Burnham and Frank Lloyd Wright
Diane Dillon, Director of Scholarly and Undergraduate Programs, Newberry Library
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: The Gratz Center, 126 E. Chestnut, Chicago IL 60611 (Located just off Michigan Avenue, next to 4th Presbyterian Church)
Admission: Free - REGISTER NOW (space is limited)
New York |
Dates: 10 Mar – 24 Jun, 2013
Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light, the first solo exhibition of Labrouste’s work in the United States, establishes his work as a milestone in the modern evolution of architecture. The exhibition includes over 200 works, from original drawings—many of them watercolors of haunting beauty and precision—to vintage and modern photographs, films, architectural models, and fragments. Labrouste made an invaluable impact on 19th-century architecture through his exploration of new paradigms of space, materials, and luminosity in places of great public assembly. His two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms in Paris, the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (1838–50) and the Bibliothèque nationale (1859–75), gave form to the idea of the modern library as a temple of knowledge and as a space for contemplation. Labrouste also sought a redefinition of architecture by introducing new materials and new building technologies. His spaces are at once overwhelming in the daring modernity of their exposed metal frameworks, lightweight walls, and brightness, and immersive in their timelessness.
Works by an international array of architects, such as Labrouste’s pupils in France, Spain, the Netherlands, Peru, and the United States, and projects with more distant resonances by architects such as Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Richard Rogers, will also be featured.
Dates: 06 Apr – 18 Aug, 2013
From the powerful effect of color to the rigor of geometry, this exhibition mines the permanent collection of the Department of Architecture and Design to expose common creative concepts and formal strategies across the fields of architecture and design. Including work by architects, urban planners, graphic designers, and industrial designers created from the 1940s to 2012, this broadly thematic organization highlights important recent acquisitions and gems of the collection, presenting visitors with new and unexpected relationships among these various interwoven disciplines. Architects Doug Garofalo and David Leary, for example, used color as a conceptual strategy in the 1991 Camouflage House to simultaneously hide and define the contours of the building within the landscape. Similarly, a glass table designed by Johanna Grawunder in 2010 has radial supports in vivid translucent hues that blur the boundaries of the object when viewed from different angles. While the theory and visual languages underpinning these two objects diverge, this juxtaposition creates a new argument for an underlying relationship stemming from their shared use of color.
Groupings throughout the exhibition, based on similar approaches to geometry and structure among others, invoke fresh readings of well-known works and allow new connections to emerge across a large range of media and varying scales. In this way, the presentation reveals nuanced relationships and deep structural connections that run through this selection of exceptional modern and contemporary works.
Dates: 16 May, 2013
In this lecture based on her 2002 book, Dr. Susan R. Braden examines the architecture, function, and extravagant leisure offerings of the grand Florida hotels built by Gilded Age rail barons Henry Flagler and Henry Plant. As enterprising industrialists began transforming Florida, Flagler and Plant created a string of resort hotels to attract wealthy northerners with an appetite for balmy climates and luxurious accommodations. These pleasure palaces, including the Spanish Renaissance-style St. Augustine’s Ponce de Leon, Georgian Revival Royal Poinciana in Palm Beach, Islamic Revival Tampa Bay Hotel, and Alpine-style Belleview, blended recognizable historical styles with stylistic and functional independence, and then capped them with luxury on a scale previously unknown in the Florida wilderness. Dr. Braden uses architectural plans as well as memoirs by Gilded Age visitors and employees to re-create the experience of Florida’s winter resorts, which formed a legacy of exotic fantasy and escape that endures there today.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for any attendees who would like to explore the Museum and its collections. The lecture begins at 6 p.m.
As space is limited, advance reservations are highly recommended.
Museum Members $5; Public $15.
Dates: 14 May, 2013
Tuesday May 14, 2013 at 7:00pm
$10 per person / $8 for museum members
R.S.V.P. to 312-326-1480
The Glessners were current in the music they supported, the books they read, and the style in which they collected prints, picture frames, glass, ceramics, and porcelains. They were among the early connoisseurs of Japonisme in Chicago and their ownership of a Kutani porcelain bowl speaks to their leadership in taste. The recently restored Kutani bowl and Chicago's nationally influential give and take on Japonisme will be the subject of this illustrated talk by Rolf Achilles.
Dates: 01 May, 2013
The purpose of this program is to draw attention to the importance of the chosen historic buildings and districts, and to indicate how the efforts of Preservation Chicago and neighborhood residents will be directed toward preserving them. Past Chicago 7 announcements have played no small part in the eventual landmarking of irreplaceable buildings and spaces such as The Richard Nickel Studio, 444 N. LaSalle Street, Wicker Park Commercial District and the Portage Theater.
COST Free, open to the public
LOCATION Lecture Hall Gallery, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
RSVP None required (Please arrive early; seating is limited) Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch
Dates: 05 May, 2013
Please join us for a special behind-the-scenes discussion/tour of "Nine Square", a Citation of Merit award winner under the AIA Distinguished Building Award program. Dan Wheeler, FAIA of Wheeler Kearns Architects, Sherry Koppel (Sherry Koppel Design), Jake Goldberg (Goldberg General Contracting) and the home owner will discuss the design, bid, and construction process, the challenges presented and the solutions found. Space is limited to 50 participants and registration must be completed in advance. Refreshments will be served.
TIME: 2-4 pm
COST: $25 CAF and AIA members/$35 non-members
LOCATION: Northbrook IL (address will be shared after registration)
AIA CES: 1
Dates: 03 May, 2013
Join AIA Chicago and its Small Practitioners Group
for the Third Annual Small Projects Awards
Friday, May 3, 5:30–8:30pm.
The goal of the Small Projects Awards program is to raise public awareness of the value that architects bring to small projects and to promote small practitioners as a resource for design excellence.
Santa Monica |
Dates: 11 May, 2013
Join the SAH/SCC for a lecture and presentation from the authors of the new monograph, Edward A. Killingsworth: An Architect's Life (2013) by Cara Mullio and Jennifer Volland.
The event is free. No reservations are required. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
New York |
Dates: 30 Apr, 2013
World renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, a 1970 graduate of CooperUnion’s architecture program, speaks at his alma mater in a free, public lecture. The master planner for Ground Zero and the architect of one of Europe’s most visited museums, the Jewish Museum Berlin, explains the role that memory played in his work on those projects and others, including the Danish Jewish Museum, Manchester’s Imperial War Museum and Dresden’s Military History Museum. He also speaks about the acute sense of responsibility he feels when accepting commissions for projects addressing Jewish history, to create work that testifies to both the traumas of that history and the resilience of the Jewish spirit.