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$15 public
$7 CAF members
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

With award-winning projects like the Poetry Foundation and the Gary Comer Youth Center, John Ronan Architects has made a significant impact on Chicago. Get an update on the firm’s latest work from founder John Ronan at this exclusive event.

John Ronan has worked on many projects around the world, but his designs in Chicago are especially worth noting. This talk will focus on three Chicago projects: The Illinois Institute of Technology’s new Innovation Center; Independence Library and Apartments, a hybrid of Chicago Public Library branch and affordable housing; and 151 North Franklin, the new office tower that will house CNA Financial.

AIA/CES Credit: 1 LU

Program Speaker: John Ronan

John Ronan

John Ronan FAIA is founding principal of John Ronan Architects in Chicago and serves as Lead Designer on all projects. He holds a Master of Architecture degree with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. In 1999 he was a winner in the Townhouse Revisited Competition staged by the Graham Foundation and his firm was the winner of the prestigious Perth Amboy High School Design Competition in 2004, a two-stage international design competition to design a 472,000 square foot high school in New Jersey. His firm has been the recipient of two AIA Institute National Honor Awards, and in 2016 was one of seven international finalist firms for the Obama Presidential Center.

  • Ticket price includes complimentary beer, wine or soft drinks
  • Discount tickets are available with a valid student ID for $10 at the CAF Box Office

assistive listening systemsThe Lecture Hall @ CAF is equipped with an FM Assistive Listening System. To request a receiver, with either a headset or neckloop, please inquire with a CAF staff member at the program.