So, already, we've got a half dozen great events freshly added to the September Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events. Every Wednesday morning this month, The National Public Housing Museum is pairing a tour of the site of the museum with a lecture on the role and history of public housing. Today's lecture is by Executive Director Sunny Fischer, and September 29th will feature Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter, talking about her life in the Robert Taylor Homes.
transforming parking spaces in Logan Square into a temporary public park. (But don't cry for Morgan Stanley: AFH-Chi assures us the stickers on all the affected meters will be taken care of for the day.)
On September 24, AISC Chicago will be marking Steel Day 2010 with an architectural cruise past some of Chicago's famed steel-framed skyscrapers. And next Thursday, the 16th, at the Driehaus Museum, (AKA Nickerson Mansion), Stuart Cohen and Susan Benjamin will discuss their book The Great Houses of Chicago: 1871-1921, for the Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institution of Classical Architecture and Classical America.
And through Friday, September 10th, you can take in the Green Showcase Exhibition at Harold Washington College, 30 East Lake, Room 102. The exhibition . . .
The renderings on display show living walls, rainwater collection systems, farmers markets, rain gardens, outdoor classrooms, sculpture gardens and much more. Students are responding to the architecture of the city and the sites, as well as the data about the sites that they have collected through digital sun analysis, wind condition calculations, bird habitat observations and other environmental tests. The roof project will be a collaborative space for the whole college, including the integral involvement of the Biology department, which will have classrooms and teaching greenhouses on the site.
More information on-line.
Check out all the 60+ great events on the September calendar here.