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Chicago's classic bungalows are increasingly the target of drastic renovation and expansion. New homebuyers are investing in the bungalow belt, amplifying calls for design guidelines to protect these buildings' historic character.

$5 public
Free for CAF members*
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Gillian Wiescher, deputy director of the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association, will share details about her group's "Stop the Pop" campaign to combat out-of-character bungalow build-outs. The group is offering new guidelines for renovating and expanding the homes with sensitivity. Gillian will be joined by local architect Julie Liska, principal at Liska Architects, who will share examples of her studio's award-winning bungalow preservation and expansion projects.

Program Speaker: Julie Liska

Julie Liska

Julie Liska is the founding principal of Liska Architects, a Chicago architectural firm that specializes in the renovation and restoration of vintage single-family residences. In addition, she assists the Chicago Bungalow Association by educating bungalow homeowners about appropriate maintenance and renovations. Prior to starting her own firm, Julie worked on various projects to restore Chicago Landmark properties, including the Blackstone Hotel on Michigan Avenue. Her work has been recognized with awards of preservation excellence from the Chicago Commission of Landmarks and the Chicago Bungalow Association.

Program Speaker: Gillian Wiescher

Gillian Wiescher is the deputy director of the Chicago Bungalow Association. Gillian oversees the association's grant program for energy efficient technologies. She also works to promote the preservation and sustainability of Chicago bungalows through community outreach and program development. Gillian holds a B.A. in anthropology and Spanish from Indiana University.

AIA/CES credit: 1 LU

  • Although this event is free for CAF members, advance registration is required.
  • All online transactions will be charged a $3 convenience fee. To avoid this fee, order tickets via phone 312.922.3432 or in-person at CAF's Box Office at 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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.