Monday, July 05, 2010

Bergdoll, Lohan, Lee, Lothan, Maddox, Baer and Bey, restoring the Nickerson, Richardson and Wright - the July Architectural Calendar

OK, so many of us have left the city for our summer homes in Fond du Lac, and lectures at places like CAF. UIC and IIT have shut down until fall, but take heart: there are still over two dozen great events on the July Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

On the 15th, MOMA's Barry Bergdoll talks about how the New York waterfront will deal with rising waters and global warming, while over at the Driehaus Museum, Joseph Antunovich lectures on the restoration of the Nickerson Mansion. On the 13th, the Harold L. Washington Library sponsors a panel, including Frank Christopher Lee, Dirk Lohan, Avram Lothan, Eva Maddox and moderator Lee Bey that takes on The Art of Chicago Architecture: Past, Present & Future, followed up with a July 22nd event where WTTW's Geoffrey Baer talks about Sculpture Among the Skyscrapers: Chicago Public Art. On the 20th, at the Hafele showroom, Chicago Women in Architecture offers up a panel on Striking a Balance, between professional and personal lives.

AIA Chicago is in heavy summer field trip mode, with tours of Booth Hansen's Rice Plant Conservation Science Center in Glencoe on the 15th, the Gensler offices in Louis Sullivan's Carson Pirie Scott Building on the 20th, Harley Ellis Devereaux's Sankofa House on the 30th, and OWP/P Cannon Design's OSF Mile Building at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria on the 24th. This Wednesday, the 7th, James F. O'Gorman discusses the continuity between the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Henry Hobbs Richardson, even beyond the fact that they both insisted on using three names, at the Glessner House Museum. That same evening, Nils Gore and Shannon Criss discuss Community Activism through the Design Studio for Urban Habitat Chicago at the Merlo Public Library on Belmont.

But wait, there's more!  Even before I eventually add in all the stuff I forgot to include, there's still nearly 30 great events on the July calendar. Check them all out here.

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