Friday, November 30, 2012

Gill, Wimer, Johnson, Emanuel, Acconci, plus Gaudi for Christmas - it's the December Calendar!

The Holiday Season is upon us.  Some organizations are skipping December, others are having parties, but we still have a full slate for the December Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

Cyril Marsolier and Wallo Villacorta, First Prize, Future Prentice competition
Make sure you check out this coming week, because events are heavily front-loaded.  On Tuesday, December 4th, CAF has a panel discussion on Shelter - Design for Social Change, with Roberta Feldman, John Car, Bryan Bell, Sunny Fisher, Patrick Tighe, and Theresa Hwang, the same day Archeworks has its mid-year Design Review and SEAOI has Practicing Green: A Guide to the Structural Engineer as the topic of their monthly dinner meeting, and Glessner House has its 125th Anniversary Dedication Dinner.  Over at Martyr's, there's edition #24 of Pecha Kucha Chicago, with Jordan Mozer, Tess Landon, and Future Prentice design competition winners Cyril Marsollier and Wallo Villacorta among  the presenters.

Wednesday the 4th, lunchtime at CAF, Brian Lee and Ross Wimer of SOM, discuss their Infinity Tower in Dubai and Nozul Lusail Marina in Doha.  Thursday the 6th, all day at the UIC Forum, there's a major symposium:  Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil, whose participants include Rahm Emanuel, Pat Quinn, Toni Preckwinkle, the mayors of Columbus, Las Vegas and Pittsburgh, and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. 

That evening, ULI Chicago presents its 2012 lifetime achievement award to Eugene Golub.  On Friday, Karen Kice offers another curator's tour of the Art Institute's Building: Inside Studio Gang, while AIA/Chicago's Holiday Party and Annual Meeting at Revolution Brewery honors Farr Associates, Matt Dumich, Paul Knight, Vincent Paglione and Lynn Becker.

Wednesday the 12th finds Gordon Gill at CAF lunchtime to talk about AS+GG's next world's tallest building, Kingdom Tower, while in the evening Vito Acconci lectures at the Art Institute, with dining packages available at Terzo Piano.

On Wednesday the 19th, CAF lunchtime closes out its month of heavyweights with Ralph Johnson of Perkins+Will talking about their Universidade Agustinho Neto in Luanda and Women and Children's Wellness Centre in Nairobi.

And starting Friday, the 21st, the year closes out with the Gene Siskel Film Center's holiday tradition of booking Hiroshi Teshigahara's hypnotic documentary Antonio Gaudi.  (and for something completely different, that same week at the Siskel you also get another to check out Leos Carax's audacious Holy Motors.)

There's also Julia Bachrach on The City in a Garden at Garfield Park Conservatory, and Larry Okrent on Chicago from the Sky at both AIA/Chicago and at the Cultural Center for Friends of the Parks. And much more.

Check out the nearly three dozen great items and exhibitions on the December 2012 Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

1 comment:

Carol said...

What's with that teeny weeny type for writing "Lynn Becker"??? No need to be modest.