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Designed with your busy schedule in mind, our popular drop-in Lunch Talks @ CAF provide a wonderful opportunity to engage in a variety of topics that relate to Chicago’s architecture and built environment - from recent research in architectural history to current projects around the Chicagoland area.

TIME 12:15–1pm
COST
Free, open to the public
LOCATION
Lecture Hall Gallery, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
RSVP
None required (Please arrive early; seating is limited) Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch
AIA/CES
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These talks are made possible in part by a donation in memory of Myra Gary, Docent Class of 1999, and by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

 

Explore in-depth selected topics from Lunch Talks @ CAF!


One talk each month will be part of
Lunch Talks Online, where you can:

  • Browse videos, photographs, articles, and other resources.
  • Listen to the mp3 of the Lunch Talk and view the presentation slides.
  • Join the conversation and share your perspective!
     
 
   
Lunch Talks@CAF

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

LunchTalks@CAF: Trending and Blending: Hot Topics in Multi-Family Residential

Susan F. King, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Harley Ellis Devereaux has created thousands of homes nationwide, and this work provides the opportunity to study how we live and how design has the power to enhance our daily experiences. Susan F. King, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C and Past President of Chicago Women in Architecture, will share the collective insights of the Harley Ellis Devereaux' Housing Studio on this subject. Covering the demographic spectrum from millennials to seniors populations, the challenges, opportunities and concerns that are shaping the design of current multi-family and mixed-use projects will be presented through a series of case studies of current work. The Chicago Architecture Foundation is pleased to present this Lunch Talk in partnership the Chicago Women in Architecture for the special exhibition, Women Building Change: Chicago Women in Architecture Celebrates 40 Years.

TIME: 12:15 - 1pm 
COST: FREE
LOCATION: Lecture Hall, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
AIA CES:  1

 
   
Lunch Talks@CAF

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LunchTalks@CAF: The Fulton-Randolph Market District: Feeding Chicago since 1850

Matt Crawford, City Planner IV, Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Historic Preservation Division

164 years ago the Town of Chicago built a food market at Randolph and Halsted Streets. While the market building did not survive long, it established a food marketing district in the surrounding blocks that continues today while new uses including restaurants and innovative industries are thriving in the area. The Fulton-Randolph Market District is currently proposed for designation as a Chicago Landmark. This Lunch Talk will explore the area’s rich history and distinctive mercantile architecture.

TIME: 12:15 - 1pm 
COST: FREE
LOCATION: Lecture Hall, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
AIA CES:  1

 
   
Lunch Talks@CAF

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

LunchTalks@CAF: Community and Connectivity: the Jessie White Community Center

Joseph Gonzalez, FAIA, of GHAFARI Associates

The JWCC is a state of the art recreational and educational facility which serves as the headquarters for the JW Tumblers and the Chicago Park District’s gymnastics program. Providing a vital anchor for community engagement, the building is composed of a series of largely self-contained architectonic forms elegantly assembled.

Connecting gymnastics, education and the community.

TIME: 12:15 - 1pm 
COST: FREE
LOCATION: Lecture Hall, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
AIA CES:  1

 
   
Lunch Talks@CAF

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

LunchTalks@CAF: Their Final Place: A Guide to the Graves of Notable American Architects

Henry Kuehn, author

While giants in the field of American architecture have left their important works across the breadth of America, little attention has been paid to where and how these architects have been laid to rest. In this quest, previously unknown and important information has been uncovered on over 200 of the country’s greatest architects. Henry Kuehn will share insights on this topic and sign copies of his new book, Their Final Place, A Guide to the Graves of Notable American Architects.

TIME: 12:15 - 1pm 
COST: FREE
LOCATION: Lecture Hall, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
AIA CES:  1

 
   
 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 — No LunchTalks@CAF

 

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