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Take a Midday Break


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
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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!
     
 
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

LunchTalks@CAF: Stuff Chicago Map Makers Know

Dennis McClendon, Chicago CartoGraphics

Twenty years of being up close and personal with every detail of the city's layout gives a cartographer interesting insights into urban morphology. We'll take a fun look at Chicago's geographic oddities and what these quirks reveal about our city's history. Architects will gain a new understanding of the legal and historical forces that have shaped urban building sites, and of the 19th century urban morphology that gives Chicago its distinctive urban character.

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

 
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

LunchTalks@CAF: Small Projects, Big Talent

Kevin Toukoumidis, dSPACE Studio; Paul Preissner, Paul Preissner Architects; Greg Howe, Searl Lamaster, Howe Architects; Chris Lee, Johnson & Lee Architects and Planners

Hear from the award winners of AIA Chicago's Small Firm/Small Project Award program who have been recognized for their high-quality work coming out of several small Chicago architectural firms. A brief overview of the competition will be followed by architects presenting on their winning work. This program is presented by the AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group. The goal of this award program is to raise public awareness of the value that architects bring to small projects and to promote small practitioners as a resource for design excellence. All firms in the competition have fewer than 9 licensed architects and architectural interns.

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

 
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LunchTalks@CAF: Exclusive Preview - Open House Chicago 2014

Garrett Karp, Program Manager, Open House Chicago

CAF's 4th annual Open House Chicago is taking place October 18th & 19th. The city's largest architecture and urban exploration festival offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago. Participating sites include Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces, re-purposed mansions, vacant theaters, private clubs, stunning skyscrapers and more in neighborhoods from Rogers Park to Pullman and everything in between. OHC Program Manager Garrett Karp will give an exclusive preview of the exciting sites and neighborhoods on tap for this year's event, just in time to help plan your big weekend.

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

 
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

LunchTalks@CAF: Millennium Park After 10 Years-The Very Good and the Not So Bad

Edward Uhlir, Executive Director, Millennium Park Foundation

Ed Uhlir, the former Millennium Park Design Director and now the Executive Director of the Millennium Park Foundation, will explain the evolution of the park's design; its significant economic, environmental social and cultural impact, the park's innovative expanded programming and the park's future. What are the design elements and organizational structure that could have been done better?


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

 
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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.

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

 



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