Thursday, August 05, 2010

Update on Northerly Island today at 12:15, Bauhaus, Hitler and Chicago at noon

As we continue on our long trek towards producing an August calendar, we thought we'd give you a heads up of today's events, which includes :

Update on Northerly Island - Friends of Downtown sponsors a talk by Gia Biagi, director of planning for the Chicago Park District.  "Since the closing of Meigs Field more than seven years ago, Northerly Island has been waiting for a comprehensive redesign. Biagi will provide an update on the process that has happened to date, what they have heard so far in their public review and what is next in the project planning. Joining her in the talk will be Gregg Calpino with the Chicago office of JJR, a national leader in planning, landscape architecture, engineering and environmental services."  12:15 p.m, today, August 12th, Millennium Room, Chicago Cultural Center

Commission on Chicago Landmarks - monthly meeting, 12:15 p.m., City Council Chambers, Room 201-A, 121 N. LaSalle.  Agency includes final landmark recommendations to the City Council on the Blackstone Library in Hyde Park and the Germania Club on Clark.

A Break with the Past: The Bauhaus, Hitler, and Chicago
12:00 p.m., - Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood
Sponsor: Smart Museum of Art
Free event, advance registration required.

Alan Fern, emeritus director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery, discusses the people and ideas that led to the foundation of the Bauhaus, a school of architecture and design that opened in Weimar in 1919. Eventually closed by Hitler’s Third Reich, the Bauhaus school of masters and students dispersed—only to play a major role in shaping contemporary aesthetics in America and around the globe.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mid-Century: Good Design" in Europe and America, 1850–1950, on view at the Smart Museum of Art from July 8 to September 5, 2010.

To register, contact Kristy Peterson via email or call 773/702.2351. Information online.

IAll About IDP and ARE
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum, NCARB
Free event
1.5 LU

Whether you have just enrolled in the Intern Development Program or you're considering starting the Architect Registration Examination, this program is for you. Harry M. Falconer Jr., Nick Serfass, Rachel Allegra Kros, and Martin Smith from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, will explain these two phases of the licensure process, which in Illinois may now be undertaken simultaneously. Learn the essentials of both, and if you have questions about how you're proceeding through either one, bring them to this presentation. Frank Heitzman, AIA, IDP coordinator for AIA Chicago and AIA Northeast Illinois, will also participate in this program., as will Luis Martinez from the Illinois Architecture Licensing Board.

Information: 312/670.7770; Information on-line.

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