Monday, August 01, 2011

Clare Tower, Bird-Friendly Design, Jones College Prep, Ace Mentor benefit at the Vertigo Lounge, Bus Rapid Transit in Chicago - August far from dead: two dozen great items on this month's Architectural Calendar

Yes, it only seems that everyone's closed up shop and moved to the country.  The August Calendar is alive and well.

Just this Thursday, AIA Chicago offers a tour of Perkins+Will's Clare Tower, and Friends of Downtown have a program on the same firms new building for Jones College Prep, while at Wishnick Hall at ITT, there's a symposium on Bird-Friendly Building Design.  The Commission on Chicago Landmarks also meets on Thursday.  Still no Prentice, and the Permit Review Committee for the month has been cancelled. (Having trouble finding an architect left on the Commission to run it?)

Next week, on Tuesday, AIA Chicago has a session on Community Planning for Wicker Park and Bucktown.  Later in the month, the Metropolitan Planning Council marks the release of its report, Bus Rapid Transit: Chicago's New Route to Opportunity, with a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, the 17th, while on Tuesday, the 23rd, the ACE Mentor Program, which helps Chicago area high school students explore careers in architecture, construction and engineering, holds its annual fundraiser at the Vertigo Sky Lounge at the Dana Hotel.

I'm sure we'll find more, but even now there are over two dozen great programs on the August Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.  Check them all out here.  Or here.*

*this is a test to see how many times we can get you to click on the exact same link.

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