Category Archives: Community Events

Design Matters Conference Nov. 4-6

Hello CIC blog followers! For those of you who are active in organizations that work to promote public dialogue about architecture and urban design, the 2015 Design Matters Conference may be of interest to you. The conference, presented by the … Continue reading

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Female Volunteers Needed for Youth + Architecture Event Oct. 29

AIA Chicago has partnered with the Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for a youth and architecture event called Green Cities Green Schools Balancing Ecologies at the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute (SAIC). Approximately … Continue reading

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Oct. 5th: How Livable is Your Community?

AARP Livable Communities Monday, October 5 8:30 am – 11:30 am The Union League Club of Chicago 65 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 A public policy summit focused on determining the livability of Chicagoland communities, and how to incorporate … Continue reading

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Designing The Social Good: From Blueprint To Building

Check out and register for these five Designing the Social Good upcoming events, presented by Illinois Humanities in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial! Visit the main event page here.

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FIT Homes Competition Kick-Off

Chicago Infrastructure Trust is planning to build 1,000 FIT (Finding Innovation Together) Homes on vacant lots across the City of Chicago over the next 10 years. The Trust is seeking cost-effective and innovative housing design proposals through a design-build competition. … Continue reading

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Chicago Public Library Chinatown Library Hard Hat Tour

Join AIA Chicago, the CIC and the Design KC for a tour of the Chicago Public Library (CPL) Chinatown Library, led by the Owner, Design and Construction team: design architect Brian Lee, FAIA, SOM; architect of record Jim Mark, Wight & … Continue reading

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BFI Fuller Challenge | Socially Responsible Design’s Highest Award

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites citizens from all over the world – including artists, scientists, students, designers, architects, activists, planners and entrepreneurs – to submit innovative solutions to humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to develop … Continue reading

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Chicago Architecture Foundation Seeking EngineeringFest Volunteers

    Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is seeking volunteers for EngineeringFest. The inaugural event is designed to introduce youth ages 3 – 12 and their families to engineering concepts through hands-on activities. When:  Saturday, February 21, 2015 (10 am – … Continue reading

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AIA SPP Small Project Design Competition: POP-UP 2015

Architects and architecture students are invited to submit design ideas to the 2015 SPP Small Project Design Competition – POP-UP 2015. The unique and exciting competition involves designing a discreet, compact and efficient shelter for the homeless. The winning completed … Continue reading

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Archeworks Mid-Year Design Review

Date: January 16, 2015 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Location: Archeworks, 625 N. Kingsbury St. Attend Archeworks’ mid-year design review to watch the multidisciplinary design teams present their in-progress work regarding initiatives to promote sustainable energy use and healthy urban communities. … Continue reading

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