Monday, March 03, 2014

mo Maas, van Berkel, Balmori, Petit, Vinci, Valerio, Water, Spotted Stone, Pecha Kucha 30 and more - it's the March Calendar!

Half-a-hundred great items mark the just posted March Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.
Architects?  We've got Diana Balmori Tuesday at AIC, Ben van Berkel Thursday at Crown Hall, and later, in the month, Herman Hertzberger at IIT,  Emmanuel Petit at UIC . . .
John Vinci on Restoring the Auditorium Building . .  .
and then, again at Crown Hall, MVRDV's Winy Maas . . 
There's water, both an Archeworks Chicago Expander session at AIA Chicago,  and a Great Lakes Symposium - Designing for Life along the Water's Edge at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.  SEAOI has an Anchorage to Concrete symposium, and Nate Lielasus takes on The Spotted Stone, Quarried in Chicago, at AIA Chicago.
Tim Samuelson leads a curator's talk of his don't-miss exhibition, Mecca Flat Blues, at the Cultural Center.  You may take in the Chicago Design Exchange's Critical Pitches at the Graham, where the Chicago Architectural Club will announce the winners of its 2014 Emerging Visions competition.  You can also learn about the 1893 World's Columbia Exposition's Garden in the Phoenix in Jackson Park from Robert Karr Jr. in a Friends of the Parks lecture, and help honor John A Terlato, Joe Antunovich and Theaster Gates as Legendary Landmarks at Landmarks Illinois annual gala at the Four Seasons.
Emily A. Remus discusses Consumer's Metropolis: The Loop in the Age of Daniel Burnham, at the Driehaus, while Wednesdays lunchtime at CAF, Joe Valerio will present his Earl Shapiro Hall, Don J. McKay of Nagle Hartray talks about their Fountaindale Public Library, and JGMA's Juan Gabriel Moreno's discusses their Northeastern Illinois University - El Centro Campus.
March 27th brings Mies Pieces, the Mies van der Rohe Society's celebration of what would have been the architects 128th birthday, at Crown Hall. 

Just this week, Tuesday to Saturday, there are no fewer than 18 events.  Tuesday is logjam day, with Balmori, Luftwerk's Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, Pecha Kucha Chicago Volume #30 and SEAOI's rescheduled dinner meeting on Hurricane Sandy and Coastline Rebuilding Efforts.  Wednesday lunchtime at CAF, there's Jerry Johnson of Perkins+Will talking about Cedar Ridge High, and Susan Vreeland discussing the “girls” of Louis Tiffany's studio, and the Grant Park Advisory Council providing updates on such projects as Maggie Daley Park and the South Grant Park Skate Park.  Thursday, Yue Zhang discussed her book The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation: Beijing, Chicago and Paris at the Great Cities Institute, and Anthony Rubano talks about Postwar Suburban Housing at the Oak Park Public Library.
Even with all this, we've only scratched the surface.  Check out all 50 items on the March Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

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