Sunday, June 05, 2011

This Thursday: Rare opportunity to view WPA murals at Lane Tech, plus Gunny Harboe on restoring the Rookery Tuesday - just added for June. Tonight: Bowling for Prentice. Tuesday: Bruce Mau on aging infrastructure, PechaKucha 18, much more

A quick reminder that Monday, June 6th, is the date for the Bowling for Prentice benefit to help save Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Hospital from being destroying by Northwestern for a vacant lot.  It's a 10 Pin at another should-be Goldberg landmark, Marina City, 300 North State from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

We're still adding great events to the June 2011 Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events  This week on Thursday, the 9th, Preservation Chicago and portuluz will be offering a rare tour of the WPA-era murals at Lane Tech High school.  On Tuesday, the 7th, Gunny Harboe will be talking about the restoration of the Rookery, 7:00 p.m. at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park.  Also on Thursday, the 9th, the Harry Chaddick Institute at DePaul will have  panel discussion on Strategies of Improve Historic Preservation in Suburban Communities.

Just this week, there's Peter Calthorpe at CAF on Monday. On Tuesday, Bruce Mau and Armin Linke discussing Global Designs for Aging Infrastructure, at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in conjunction with their great new show, Public Works, as well as Eileen Mackevich at the Cultural Center for the National Public Housing Museum, and PechaKucha 18 at Martyr's. On Wednesday, Irene Murray talks about Palladio at CAF lunchtime, and Martin Hackl discusses John van Bergen and the Prairie School of Architecture at the Barrington Area Historical Society.  Saturday, the 2011 Structural Engineering Awards will be announced at the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois' annual banquet, at Newberry Library. while Marcus Schmickler performs at Madlener House at the Graham, and on Sunday, the Glessner House Museum offers its annual house tour of both interiors and exteriors of the mansions of Prairie Avenue and the Second Presbyterian Church.

There are more than 50 events still to come in June.  Check 'em all out on this month's calendar, here.

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