We continue to add to the May 2012 Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events
This week starts out today, Tuesday, May 8th, with a discussion of The Bloomingdale Trai
l at AIA Chicago
at noon, and Archeworks Final Presentation + Review
at Access Living at 6:00. At 7:30 SUNY's Jack Quinan
talks about Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin
house at Unity Temple
in Oak Park.
On Wednesday, the 9th, lunchtime at CAF,
the Park District's Gia Biagi and Paul Seck and Matt Urbanski from Michael van Valkenburgh Associates
talk about the plans for the renovation of North Grant Park
. At 6:00 p.m., at the Driehaus Museum,
a/k/a Nickerson Mansion, Caitlin Emery
talks about Stanford White's Kingscote Dining Room
. (a repeat version of this lecture on Thursday is already full.)
And Thursday is logjam day, with Critic's Challenge: Does Modernism Still Have Meaning
, a panel of Architect Magazine editor Ned Cramer
, Lee Bey
, and Vanity Fair architecture critic Paul Goldberger
at Harry's Weese's Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist going up against another great Chaddick Institute
panel with Larry Booth
, Reuben Hedlund
, Rick Fawell
, John Schmidt
and Jerry Butler
offering up a Beyond Burnham Roundtable Discussion: Re-Envisioning Navy Pier
, at CAF.
Over at the Merchandise Mart, there's this year's A-can-emy Awards Gala and Cocktail Party
benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Our indefatigable correspondent Bob Johnson
has already scoped out the entries, and provides us the photograph of Mr. Peanut seen here.
Friday is Friends of the Parks 202 Parks Ball 23rd Annual Gala
; Saturday the Second Annual Clarke House Museum History Symposium
. And that's just some
of the events this coming week.
Coming up later in the month is Stanley Tigerman
talking about Architecture and Education
at AIA Chicago
, Larry Shure
on the Typography of Courtyard Apartments in Rogers Park
for Landmarks Illinois at the Cultural Center
, Tony Smith
at APA Chicago
, and Michael Marshall
of StructureCraft Buildings talking about bravura heavy timber construction
of the new Arena Stage
in DC and other structures making innovative use of wood.
talks about the Landscape Renovation at Graceland Cemetery
on the 30th, and on the 24th Tod Williams
and Billie Tsien
will be part of a panel at the Art Institute
to talk about their new Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
at the U of C.
It's a safe bet there'll be still more, but even now there are over three dozen great items still to come on the May Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events
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