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Downtown Chicago is currently witnessing a burst of historic restorations. One such project is The National, a renovation of the former Chicago Public Schools headquarters building at 125 S. Clark. Lead architect Aric Lasher of HBRA Architects will let us in on his process for modernizing the 1907 structure while maintaining the historical integrity of the Loop’s oldest Daniel Burnham-designed high-rise bank building.

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

Aric Lasher

Aric Lasher, FAIA, is Director of Design for HBRA Architects. At HBRA, Aric’s projects have included buildings for government, cultural, academic and public institutions, residential projects, landscapes, renovations and restorations of historic structures. His interest in the evolution and planning of building ensembles is explored in "Plans of Chicago", a book he co-authored that considers Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago, the legacy of planning innovation and the future of the city from an analytical and urban historical perspective.

AIA/CES credit: 1 LU

*Note that for all online transactions you 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.

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