Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gordon Gill and Adrian Smith, John van Bergen, Unity Temple - still more events for May

More new events just added to the May Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

On Tuesday the 17th, the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation  will be holding its annual meeting, with food, tours and updates on the buildings planned Geothermal HVAC system, Art Glass lancet windows and more.  On Thursday the 19th, Marty Hackl will be presenting drawings and documents by noted Prairie School architect John van Bergen that have never before be seen by the public, at the Barrington Area Historical Society, while at the Field Museum, the fourth annual Comer symposium on The Future of Sustainable Design will feature Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill, and Dr. Mitchell Joachim.

And if you're up and around this morning (Saturday) and willing to brave the return of the cold, today is the formal season opening day for City Farm, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at 1204 North Clybourn, just south of Helmut Jahn's Mercy Lakefront Near North SRO.

Also coming up this week: On Tuesday the 17th, Henry Hobson Richardson in the Landscape, at Glessner House; Chicago's Civil War History, Memory and Landscape, at CAF lunchtime on Wednesday, North Lawndale's K-Town Historic District, at the Cultural Center on Thursday, the same day the Chaddick Institute will be offering Plans, Projects, and Priorities: The Planning Legacy of the Two Mayor Daleys.

There are nearly two dozen great events still to come this month, so check out the May calendar here.

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