AIA Historic Resources Committee - Chicago

AIA Historic Resources Committee - Chicago The Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Historic Resources Committee (HRC)

The American Institute of Architects Chicago (AIA Chicago) is the largest chapter of licensed architects, architectural interns, and allied professionals within AIA Illinois. It is the second largest AIA chapter in the country. Of the 83,000 AIA members across the country, over 3000 are in the Chicago chapter. AIA Chicago is your local connection to others in and affiliated with the profession. AIA Chicago is the grassroots effort that provides the best forum for sharing information, ideas, and resources. Chapter boundaries include the city of Chicago and the northern lake shore of Cook County as well as all of Lake and McHenry Counties. Through seminars, committees, a lecture series, and other Chapter programs, our members exchange professional experiences and knowledge. The Chapter magazine, Chicago Architect,an electronic newsletter, and quarterly calendar of events are key publications designed to inform you of the Chapter’s activities and encourage your involvement in the AIA.

Mission: The mission of the AIA Historic Resources Committee (HRC) is to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage, both nationally and internationally. HRC is engaged in promoting the role of the historic architect within the profession through the development of information and knowledge among members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

AIA Historic Resources Committee - Chicago
08/28/2015

AIA Historic Resources Committee - Chicago

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08/28/2015

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08/28/2015

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Each year, Landmarks Illinois and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation honor individuals, organizations, projects, and pro...
06/01/2015
Landmarks Illinois Preservation Awards

Each year, Landmarks Illinois and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation honor individuals, organizations, projects, and programs whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence in historic preservation. Nine awards will be selected from around the state by a distinguished jury of our colleagues.

In addition to the award itself, each of this year’s winning projects will receive a $500 cash award. We are hoping to get a large pool of nominations from across the state. If you have any ideas of potential awardees please send this information to the appropriate person or let me know who to contact.

THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS JULY 1

Attached are the guidelines and nomination form or you can follow the link: http://www.landmarks.org/awards_guidelines.htm

Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois (LPCI) is the only statewide not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of Illinois' architectural and historic resources

Chicago Art Deco Society
05/12/2015

Chicago Art Deco Society

This coming Monday, don't miss our lecture on:
Shanghai Art Deco
A Preview of the ICADS 2015 World Congress on Art Deco

Monday, May 18, 2015
6:30 PM
Roosevelt University, Angell Reading Room,
Murray-Green Library – 10th Floor
430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Join us in welcoming Patrick Cranley and Tina Kanagaratnam, founding members of Historic Shanghai and Shanghai Art Deco, the organizers of this year’s ICADS World Congress on Art Deco.

Patrick will give an illustrated presentation of Shanghai’s Art Deco highlights after which there will be time for questions.

FREE to CADS members and the public. Bring your friends!
RSVP here: http://www.chicagodeco.org/event-1909332

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05/12/2015

THE SPOTTED STONE: CHICAGO'S UNKNOWN NATIVE LIMESTONE
Lecture by Nate Lielasus, AIA
Thursday, May 28th
Sponsored by Friends of Historic Second Church & APT, Western Great Lakes Chapter

Time: 6:00 PM reception / 7:00 PM lecture
Place: Second Presbyterian Church
1936 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Cost: Suggested donation of $10
Questions: [email protected]
or 1-800-657-0687

Nate Lielasus, AIA (Northworks Architects and Planners) will give a presentation on the exciting and relatively unknown history of the West Side Quarries. At the quarries, beds of bituminous limestone provided some of the first stone taken from the ground beneath Chicago and used for building construction.

In 1851 when Second Presbyterian opened its doors on the edge of Chicago's downtown district, the new church was a sensation – a towering Gothic edifice that rose above Chicago’s muddy streets and the first significant stone structure in a city of hastily erected and modest wood frame and brick buildings. The church's mottled appearance earned it the nickname “The Spotted Church.”

The construction of the Spotted Church led to an enduring relationship between local Presbyterians and the Spotted Stone, even after “Athens Marble” from Lemont flooded the market. Today, many churches and houses across Chicago and the suburbs can be found with facades of this unusual, early building material.

In conjunction with the dedication of Marion Mahony Griffin Beach Park last Saturday, Professor Chris Vernon will speaki...
05/12/2015

In conjunction with the dedication of Marion Mahony Griffin Beach Park last Saturday, Professor Chris Vernon will speaking on The Griffin's Vision of Canberra at two events this Wednesday:

Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin’s Vision for Canberra, Capital of Australia
May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rogers Park Public Library, 6907 N. Clark Street

In conjunction with the dedication of Marion Mahony Griffin Beach Park last Saturday, Professor Chris Vernon will speaki...
05/12/2015

In conjunction with the dedication of Marion Mahony Griffin Beach Park last Saturday, Professor Chris Vernon will speaking on The Griffin's Vision of Canberra at two events this Wednesday:

Wednesday, May 13 – Special NOON Event at The Cliff Dwellers Club
Lunch followed by an Illustrated Presentation Professor Christopher Vernon
Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin’s Vision for Canberra – the National Capital of Australia
Lunch service will begin at noon ($25 per person – the bar will be open) with the Presentation to follow at 1:15.
This lunch and lecture at Cliff Dwellers is one of the programs and events being held in Chicago in connection with the renaming of Jarvis Beach Park (Rogers Park) to honor of Marion Mahony Griffin. She was born in Chicago, graduated in 1894 graduate from MIT, and became one of the first women to be a licensed architect. For the first 14 years of her career she worked for Frank Lloyd Wright. After marrying Walter Burley Griffin – also an architect, the Griffins worked together. She returned to Chicago and lived on Estes Avenue after Walter’s death in 1937.
Professor Vernon’s presentation will focus on the Griffins’ work designing and building Canberra and Marion Mahony Griffin’s role in obtaining the commission and on the project. Christopher Vernon is an Associate Professor in The School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts of The University of Western Australia and has written extensively about the Griffin’s work both in Australia and India. Cliff Dwellers may be familiar with his recent book: Graceland Cemetery: A Design History and have heard his presentations about the “architect’s cemetery” while in Chicago in 2013.
Space is limited so advance reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made by e-mail to [email protected] or by calling 312-922-8080.

AIA Historic Resources Committee - Chicago
03/19/2015

AIA Historic Resources Committee - Chicago

Liechester B. Holland Prize 2015

Liechester B. Holland Prize 2015
03/19/2015

Liechester B. Holland Prize 2015

The City of Chicago is holding a public presentation today on the draft Design Guidelines for the proposed Fulton-Randol...
12/02/2014

The City of Chicago is holding a public presentation today on the draft Design Guidelines for the proposed Fulton-Randolph Market District and the Fulton Market Innovation District design guidelines.

At its regular meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2014, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks heard a staff presentation on an Expanded Preliminary Summary of Information on the District. The Commission adopted the Expanded Preliminary Summary and reaffirmed its preliminary landmark recommendation concerning the District.

Today’s presentation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Venue One, 1034 West Randolph Street. Venue One is the former Richter’s Food Products building, now renovated as a meeting and event center.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Next Tuesday!Eleanor Esser Gorski, AIA, Director of Historic Preservation, and city planner Matt Crawford from the Histo...
10/08/2014

Next Tuesday!
Eleanor Esser Gorski, AIA, Director of Historic Preservation, and city planner Matt Crawford from the Historic Preservation Division of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, will present the City of Chicago’s recent multi-disciplinary planning and preservation effort for the Fulton and Randolph Market area on the Near West Side. This is a place in which traditional and innovative businesses coexist amid an evolving mixed-use landscape on the edge of downtown. Like many market districts in American cities, the Fulton and Randolph Market area has a distinct sense of place defined by its long history and by its ensemble of historic meatpacking, commission house and manufacturing buildings.
Go to www.aiachicago.org/events to register.

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05/23/2014

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05/23/2014

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WEDNESDAY!!!
05/19/2014

WEDNESDAY!!!

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05/15/2014

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Looking for a lucrative drafting project AND a chance to artistically record history? This is your chance!
05/06/2014

Looking for a lucrative drafting project AND a chance to artistically record history? This is your chance!

Join the 2014 Holland Prize Competition!

Join the 2014 Holland Prize Competition!
05/01/2014

Join the 2014 Holland Prize Competition!

03/11/2014

Please join AIA HRC Chicago this Thursday for the following presentation:

The Spotted Stone, Quarried in Chicago
Thursday, March 13, 12 pm- 1 pm

Nate Lielasus, AIA (Northworks Architects and Planners, LLC) will give a presentation outlining his research on the Spotted Stone of Chicago. Spotted Stone is a bituminous limestone which was quarried within the current city limits of Chicago and used for several significant buildings in the region. It differs from Joliet-Lemont limestone, which was known as “Athens Marble” and used in such structures as the old Chicago Water Tower, and Bedford limestone, quarried in Indiana and used extensively in Chicago.
Though largely unknown today, Spotted Stone was one of the few (if not the only) stone quarried within Chicago and used for facing and trim on buildings and so holds a special place in the history of construction in Chicago.

Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
This event is sponsored by Historic Resources KC
Learning units: 1 LU/HSW
Location: AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250
To register for this program go to the AIA Chicago Event Calendar.

Preservation Forum
02/24/2014

Preservation Forum

JOIN THE AIA HRC CHICAGO PRESERVATION FORUM!AIA Historic Resources Committee Chicago will be Hosting our first Preservat...
01/27/2014

JOIN THE AIA HRC CHICAGO PRESERVATION FORUM!

AIA Historic Resources Committee Chicago will be Hosting our first Preservation Forum on February 27, 2014.

What: An organized series of short presentations to act as a forum for the quick sharing of stories and thoughts related to the preservation field.

Purpose: To share and discuss preservation-related insights, projects, and problems with other architects, preservationists and the public. The concise format allows minimum preparation time for presenters and maximum exposure to preservation issues for attendees.

Format: A quick (5 minute) presentation, 2-3 minutes of feedback or response, then on to the next. Media is optional, but use of some images is encouraged. Computer and projection equipment provided by AIA. During the forum we will accommodate 5 presentations and time for informal questions and mingling at the end.

Where, When: The first Forum will take place at the AIA office, 35 E. Wacker Drive, 2nd Floor, on Thursday February 27th between 5:30 and 7pm. Presenters will be asked to arrive 5-10 minutes early to prepare.

Suggested Topics:

o Project: Share a facet of a project in the office (likely no time to present the whole project)

o Experience: Present a great project you visited or heard about

o Question: Solicit advice about a problem in the works: management issue, client issue, technical issue...

o Theory: Thoughts about the preservation field

o Other

Presentations will be timed and moderated by an AIA HRC member.


Please email Carri Andrews at [email protected] if you are interested in presenting. All presentation ideas should be submitted by 5pm on Thursday, February 13th.

We look forward to hearing your stories!

What are you doing for lunch today? Join us and feed your brain as well!
10/10/2013

What are you doing for lunch today? Join us and feed your brain as well!

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10/08/2013

More on our event this Thursday!

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09/27/2013
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DOCOMOMO Tour Day 2013 - Harry Weese in Chicago!
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 9:00-11:00 a.m.

While most closely associated with Mies van der Rohe and the glass towers of Skidmore Owings, and Merrill, the modern movement in Chicago included numerous other architects of renown, who brought their own distinctive brand of modernism to the Windy City. Among the foremost of these designers was Harry Weese, whose practice continued well into the later 20th century. Less polemical than many of his contemporaries, Weese employed a wide variety of materials and forms, and worked on commercial, residential, and institutional projects of diverse scale. This tour will examine four of his firm's 14 Chicago projects, each representing a significant aspect of Weese's career's work: 227 East Walton Place, the Time Life Building, Swissotel, and Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist. NOTE: This tour involves a substantial amount of walking.
Meet in front of 227 East Walton Place, two blocks east of Michigan Avenue.

Fee: $10 members, $20 non-members, payable in cash at beginning of tour.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Please RSVP to: [email protected]
If you are not a member of docomomo, please join us at www.docomomo-chicagomidwest.org/join.html

Click on membership type below to pay with a credit card through PayPal services. To pay by check, download .pdf membership form to include with payment.

Coming up next month......
09/23/2013

Coming up next month......

This month's LI Snapshots Lecture is this Thursday! Vince Michael on The Architecture of Barry Byrne ..............http:...
08/19/2013
Landmarks Illinois Snapshots Lectures

This month's LI Snapshots Lecture is this Thursday! Vince Michael on The Architecture of Barry Byrne ..............

http://www.landmarks.org/snapshots.htm

Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois (LPCI) is the only statewide not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of Illinois' architectural and historic resources

08/06/2013

Please note that "Drawing the Future" at the Block Museum in Evanston, originally scheduled for this Saturday, has been cancelled due to unforeseeable circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience!

NEXT WEEK! Join AIA HRC Chicago at our special August Event.....Modernism’s Messengers: The Art of Alfonso and Margaret ...
07/30/2013
City of Chicago :: Modernism’s Messengers: The Art of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli

NEXT WEEK! Join AIA HRC Chicago at our special August Event.....

Modernism’s Messengers: The Art of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli
Gallery Tour with Tim Samuelson
Thursday, August 8th
Noon-1pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Rooms

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/iannelli.html

Opening on May 18 and continuing through August 27 in the Chicago Rooms at the Chicago Cultural Center, (78 E. Washington) is Modernism’s Messengers: The Art of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli – 1910 to 1965.

Tomorrow Night!In honor of the city of Evanston's 150th anniversary, the AIA Chicago Historic Resources and Design KCs a...
07/10/2013

Tomorrow Night!
In honor of the city of Evanston's 150th anniversary, the AIA Chicago Historic Resources and Design KCs are joining with Design Evanston to sponsor the following exciting program next week at the Music Institute of Chicago in Evanston. We hope you can join us there!

Evanston Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Design: 1880 to 2012
Thursday, July 11, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
The authors of the just-published Evanston: 150 Years, 150 Places, a selection of 150 of Evanston’s houses, public, institutional, and religious buildings from the 1870 through 2013, will present an overview of their book, introducing what Daniel Burnham, FAIA, called the most beautiful suburb in the world. The book was produced by Design Evanston as a part of the celebration of Evanston’s 150th anniversary.

Location: Music Institute of Chicago, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue (at Grove Street), Evanston

Learning units: 1 LU

In honor of the city of Evanston's 150th anniversary, the AIA Chicago Historic Resources and Design KCs are joining with Design Evanston to sponsor the following exciting program next week at the Music Institute of Chicago in Evanston. We hope you can join us there!

Evanston Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Design: 1880 to 2012
Thursday, July 11, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
The authors of the just-published Evanston: 150 Years, 150 Places, a selection of 150 of Evanston’s houses, public, institutional, and religious buildings from the 1870 through 2013, will present an overview of their book, introducing what Daniel Burnham, FAIA, called the most beautiful suburb in the world. The book was produced by Design Evanston as a part of the celebration of Evanston’s 150th anniversary.

Location: Music Institute of Chicago, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue (at Grove Street), Evanston

Learning units: 1 LU

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Chicago AIA HRC Officers Chair: Timothy Scovic, Assoc. AIA Co-Chair: Carri Andrews, Assoc. AIA

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