Sunday, February 17, 2013

Enquist at IIT, Rojo at UIC, Chattel at SAIC - still more for February!

Seriously, is it ever too late to be adding items to the February Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events?

The architecture schools at both IIT and UIC have announced their Spring lecture series.  IIT begins at Crown Hall this Wednesday, February 20th, with SOM planning guru Phil Enquist talking about The Century of Cities, while over at UIC on Monday the 25th, there's a lecture by Luis Rojo of Rojo/Fernandez-Shaw arquitectos of Madrid.  And over at SAIC, preservation consultant Robert Chattel talks about The Atomic Wild Wild West on Thursday, the 28th.  On Saturday, the 23rd, the Hyde Park Historical Society will award this year's Marian and Leon Depres Preservation Awards at their annual dinner, with Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson as featured speaker.

This coming week is loaded with great stuff, from Martino Gamper at the Art Institute's Fullerton Auditorium for SAIC on Monday, the 18th, and a special panel discussion: Food! - Design for Social Change at CAF the evening of Tuesday of February 19th, including but not limited to John Cary, John Edel, Robin Elmslie Osler and Fritz Haeg, who also lectures at the Graham on the 28th.

On Wednesday, the 20th, Tom Jacobs of Krueck and Sexton talks about Glass Engineering in Architecture at CAF lunchtime, while on Thursday the 21st, Gensler's Elva Rubio discusses the Ghost Facade at 618 S. Michigan for Landmarks Illinois at the Cultural Center.  Thursday evening is also the last curator's gallery talk by Karen Kice for the Art Institute's exhibition Building: Inside Studio Architects, which closes on the 24th.  Then on Saturday, the 23rd, CAF has Family Studio Saturday; Building and Testing, a National Engineers Week event for teens.

And there's a lot more.  Check out the nearly three dozen great items still to come on the February Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

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