Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Buchanan Chapel, The Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E Chestnut St.
Tickets $10 (open to the general public; pre-registration required due to limited seating)
AIA CES 3 HSW
The Chicago Seminar continues SAH’s commitment to bringing together two important audiences—conference attendees and local participants, including students, practicing architects, and professionals in related fields. This half-day program addresses the history and future of Chicago waterways and issues of community and preservation in Chicago neighborhoods. Funded by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the seminar is anchored by a keynote address from professor Charles Waldheim of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and includes a tour of the Gratz Center and Fourth Presbyterian Church. Moderator:
Alison Fisher, SAH Annual Conference Co-Chair, Art Institute of Chicago General Respondent:
Clare Lyster, University of Illinois at Chicago
Transformations of the Chicago River and Lakefront
Among the most exciting recent developments in Chicago are projects and research focused on the area’s waterfront, including Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. This discussion features architects working on important recent buildings and urban design, such as the Riverwalk by Ross Barney Architects, and the WMS Boathouse by Studio Gang Architects, completed in 2013 on the river’s north branch. In addition, we hear from a policy maker and an architect working on research directed toward the future of the Great Lakes region, making connections between local and global ecological and economic systems.