Saturday, April 11, 2009

Restoring the Parthenon, ULI Chicago panel - two MORE events added to April calendar

Monday, April 13th is the last day to register for the inaugural program of the Chicago Midwest Chapter, Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. On Monday, April 20th, Vangelis Mazidzoglou will lecture on The Restoration of the Parthenon Today at 6:45 p.m. in Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center, with a reception at 6:00. RSVP to 312/350/2060 or by email. More info here.

Unfortunately, it's one of a logjam of events on the 20th, the most important of which is Grahm Balkany's lecture, Gropius in Chicago: A Legacy on the Brink, about the gravely endangered status of the buildings of Michael Reese Hospital. Lee Bey reported on Friday that the city's issued an RFP for smashing everything into dust and wiping the site clean. More info here. We'll be writing a lot more about this later.

Also on the 20th, there'll be a lecture on Applying Biomimicry to the Built Environment, sponsored by CAF, at Columbia College, while Dean of the College of Design at the University of Kentucky, Michael Speaks - er - speaks, at UIC at 6:00 p.m.

Our second added event is on Thursday, April 30th, starting with registration and a continental breakfast at 7:45 a.m., when ULI Chicago is putting on a panel, State of the Industrial Market: Past, Present and Future Opportunties.

This week is also jam packed, with Monica Ponce de Leon at the Art Institute on Monday, April 13th, and Ben van Berkel at UIC on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Stanley Tigerman discusses his new Illinois Holocaust Museum lunchtime at CAF, and at 6:00 Tom Leader lectures at IIT. Frank Lloyd Wright's grandson, Eric Lloyd Wright, speaks at Unity Temple on Thursday, and a preview of the National Public Housing Museum takes place on Friday. Oh, and over a dozen other events this week, as well. Get the details and check them all out here.

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