The Chicago Architectural Club's October event will feature an evening with Joe Rosa, the John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Robert Somol, the newly named Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Rosa was named to his post in the fall of 2005, and since then has mounted shows of the architecture of Douglas Garofalo, the photography of Todd Eberle, as well as Young Chicago, a cross-discipline group show of area designers. His current exhibition, Xefirotarch, featuring the work of architect Hernán Díaz Alonso’s, closes on October 28th.
Somol was named to his post this summer, and is a former professor of architecture at Ohio State University, and has taught at the UIC, UCLA, Rice, Princeton, Columbia and Harvard - you know, that whole crowd. He is also co-principal, along with Linda Pollari, of PSX Architecture in Los Angeles, where he designed the "off-use" House combining a home, an office, and, because it's L.A., a pool.
The Chicago Architectural Club program is next Tuesday, October 23rd, beginning at 6:30 P.M, at Jak's Tap, 901 West Jackson.