March Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events, you must be dead.
The month begins with a bang this Tuesday the 1st , with Pecha Kucha Volume 17, and a range of presenters from activist and education reformer Bill Ayers, Studio Gang, world architecture mapper Chris Botham, architect/design Ania Jaworska and many more. As always, the month is heavily front-loaded, and it also includes SEAOI's dinner program on the Wacker Drive Reconstruction, and a panel discussion at the Graham featuring Jeanne Gang and John Petersen marking the publication of the new book, The Power of Pro Bono. On Wednesday, the 2nd, Jonathan Fine of Preservation Chicago unveils of the Chicago 7 Most Endangered Historic Places of 2011 at CAF, and Iñaki Abalos + Renata Sentkiewicz lecture at UIC. On Thursday, the 3rd, Peter Pennoyer discusses Re-Imaging Architectural Traditions for ICA at Driehaus Museum/Nickerson Mansion, while photographer Nicolas Grospierre speaks at the opening reception for the Graham's new exhibition of his work, One Thousand Doors, No Exit, and Whitney French, Director of Farnsworth House, discusses Mies van der Rohes iconic work at the Oak Park Public Library. On Friday, the 4th, The Benjamin Marshall Society has a fundraising gala at the Drake celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of East Lake Shore Drive.
A documentary on the 100 women architects and designers who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright screens at CAF on the 9th, where Dhiru Thadani talks about his book, The Language of Towns & Cities on the 10th and the recent work of Wheeler Kearns is subject on Wednesday, the 23rd. Ed Uhlir discusses Millennium Park's Future in the Post Daley-Era at the Great Cities Institute on the Thursday, the 10th, the same day David Woodhouse lectures on Pavilions in the Parks: Selected New Buildings at the Oak Park Public Library. Mosette Frederick discusses her new book, Triumvirate: MicKim, Mead & White, Art, Architecture, Scandal and Class in America's Gilded Age, at the Driehaus. AIA/Chicago offers a tour of Florian Architects' new Hyde Park Bank Loan Processing Center on Tuesday, the 17th, the same day Rolf Achilles and Christoph Lichtenfield discuss the 1933-34 Armco-Ferro house for Landmarks Illinois at the Chicago Cultural Center, while the same group holds its annual Legendary Landmarks gala at the Ritz-Carlton on the 31st. Also on the 31st, Barbara Geiger, author of the upcoming Low-Key Genius, a biography of landscape designer O.C. Simonds, has a lecture at the Second Presbyterian church. A three-day Structures for Inclusion conference brings together activists, designers, funders and policy makers at SAIC on the 25th through the 27th.
Mies's 125th birthday is celebrated at his Crown Hall at IIT on Monday, the 28th, and on the 30th, a lecture by architects Fuensanta Nieto & Enrique Sobejano marks the opening of a new exhibition, Young Architects of Spain, at the Instituto Cervantes.
And did I mention this is just a sampling of what's coming up in March? We're already at over 50 great events. Check out the complete March calendar here.