AFH is leading a project build in West Humboldt Park for the IIT Boeing High School Scholars Program.
Volunteers are needed to help supervise and direct 16 high-achieving high school students for the build. Opportunities are available on the following days, from 12:30-5:00 PM:
• July 17th at the IIT architecture wood shop: volunteers will oversee the sanding, priming and painting of 2×4 bench planks
• July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th on site (W Chicago Ave): volunteers will supervise bench and planter construction, laying of pavers, planting, etc.
If anyone is interested in getting out into the community, or is trying to collect IDP service hours, it’s a great opportunity to showcase your skills!
Please contact Karin Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bryn Namavari at email@example.com by MONDAY, JULY 14. For more information see Architecture for Humanity Chicago
Volunteers are needed to help with pre-event prep work at the Libby Elementary School Annex for the AEC Cares projectChicago build day! Projects include priming walls, replacing ceiling tile, and relocating on-grade planters in the playground. Opportunities are still available for Saturday, June 14th and Saturday, June 21st from 9am-3pm.
This is a GREAT way to help with the event for those unable to attend the June 25th build day, and to learn more about Metropolitan Family Services and the work that they are doing in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.
The center is located at:
Arthur A. Libby Elementary School Annex
5338 S Loomis Blvd
Chicago, IL 60609
Please contact Tara Godfrey at Tara.Godfrey@reedbusiness.com to register for these days!
For more information about projectChicago, please see http://aeccares.com
Come join the Community Interface Committee at the next Planning Meeting! The CIC is planning a series of events that will focus around the theme of education. In this theme we will explore the ideas behind learning environments and their relationship to the community.
Monday, June 9th, 6pm
35 E Wacker Dr, Suite 250
Chicago IL 60601
Please RSVP at AIA Chicago events page: http://www.aiachicago.org/events.asp
The theme of the AIA Convention this year is Design With Purpose. What better way to explore this than with sessions related to Public Interest Design? Consider these session options – all of these are included in the price of admission. And…don’t miss the very first session of the Convention about Community Interface Committee of AIA Chicago!
Feel free to let us know about other related sessions, and your thoughts about any of these, in the comments!
Thursday, June 26, 2014
7:00am, TH109 – Community Interface Committee: A Prototype for a New AIA Knowledge Community About Public Interest Design
4:00pm TH310 Make Social Impact a Reality: Tools for a Rewarding and Resilient Pro Bono Program
Friday, June 27, 2014
7:00am FR101 From Baby Boomers to Gen Y: An Examination of Housing for Multi-Generational Families
2:00pm FR201 Design, Community Development, and Improving the Life Chances of Low-income People
2:00pm FR209 Women in Architecture Changing Communities
4:00pm FR311 State of the Practice: Comparative Community-based Assistance Programs
6:00pm FR401 Thinking Beyond the Building: Aging-in-Place and Lifelong Communities
Saturday, June 28, 2014
8:30am SA208 Committed to Community
On June 25, the day before the AIA National Convention here in Chicago, AEC Cares is bringing together volunteers from the ArchitectureEngineeringConstruction community for a one-day “blitz build” event: projectChicago.
This year, the day-long event will be helping Metropolitan Family Services in the fight to change the lives of underprivileged infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Working with Reed Construction Data, the AIA and Hanley Wood, volunteers will renovate a tired, worn, 30-year-old former public school building and turn the facility into a bright, cheerful, fun place for the children to learn and play.
For more information and to register, go to http://aeccares.com. Spots are limited so sign up now!
For those who cannot participate on the build day but still want to be involved, volunteers are needed to help with demolition and prep for the new work. Opportunities are available for Saturday, June 14th and Saturday, June 21st. Please contact Tara Godfrey at Tara.Godfrey@reedbusiness.com to register for these days!
DiscoverDesign is the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s award winning digital learning tool that connects teens, teachers, and architects across the country for project-based learning. Now in its third year, the competition draws entries from 40+ high schools.
Jurors are needed to help evaluate the anticipated 220+ entries. Jurors work solely online and independently to evaluate and comment on 5 – 6 assigned student projects, anytime between the window of May 9 and May 20.
For more details about the competition and the jury process, as well as Jury Registration, please see http://discoverdesign.org/jury
On Thursday May 1st, John Syvertsen FAIA, senior principal of Cannon Design, will be honored at the Anixter Center’s Annual Soaring to Success Benefit Gala. He is being recognized for his visionary work and for being a champion for civic engagement. John co-founded Cannon Design’s Open Hand Studio, dedicated to public interest design.
Open Hand Studio recently finished a project with the Anixter Center, a Chicago based non-profit organization that provides services to help children and adults with disabilities live, work, learn and play in the community.
For more information visit www.anixter.org
Thursday May 1, 2014 6:00pm
Winter Garden at Harold Washington Library
400 S State Street 9th Floor
Chicago Public Schools “One Summer Chicago” internships pair together CPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) students with architecture and engineering firms to work together for the summer.
One Summer Chicago Details:
Who: CPS CTE Juniors in High School who are deemed as “work-ready”
What: CPS One Summer Chicago 2014 Internships
When: June 23-August 1, 2014, 20 hours/week
Pay: Directly through CPS, $8.25/hour directly to student, supervisor will simply provide direction and sign time sheets.
If you are interested in participating, please follow the link below by Friday, April 25
One Summer Chicago Internship Program
For questions contact:
Partnership Development Liaison
Chicago Public Schools/Career & Tech Ed
Help paint murals, build bookshelves, and organize books on Saturday morning 4/26 at CPS Genevieve Melody STEM School at the Delano Campus! United Way YLS is working in partnership with Comcast/NBC Universal to host volunteers for the event as part of Comcast/NBC Universal’s national day of service. This is a great opportunity to roll up your sleeves and work on your mural skills, and meet other professionals committed to community service!
Genevieve Melody STEM School at the Delano Campus
Address: 3937 W. Wilcox, Chicago, IL 60624 (West Garfield Park)
For more information and to register:
Here are a few additional resources that came from the discussion after our presentation at the Structures for Inclusion 14, on March 23, 2014 in New York City. Thanks to everyone that could attend. Anyone is welcome to continue the conversation in comments.
PDF of the presentation:
Community Interface Committee: A Prototype for a New Knowledge Community About Public Interest Design
Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (RUDAT) – an AIA initiative
Sustainable Design Assistance Team (SDAT) – an AIA initiative
University of Minnesota PID
International Association for Public Participation
International Association for Facilitators
The following resources are discussed in our presentation at Structures for Inclusion 14, on March 23, 2014 in New York City. Please feel free to explore the site and let us know if you have any comments. Thanks for visiting!
AIA Documents – Pro Bono
AIA Knowledge Community List
AIA KnowledgeNet - (Look up “Public Interest Design” under communities)
2011 Latrobe findings Wisdom from the Field
Public Architecture / 1%
Arch. For Humanity
Chicago Architecture Foundation
AIA Chicago Bridge 4.0
1968 Whitney Young Address