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The number of Chicagoans living near industrial uses may increase soon, with proposals to rezone the Chicago River’s north branch and phase out some planned manufacturing districts. Can design mitigate this new live-work proximity for mutual benefit?

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

Claire Weisz, founding principal of WXY Architecture + Urban Design, will share the story of her work on a beautifully designed municipal salt storage facility in New York City. David Reynolds, Commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Fleet and Facility Management, will discuss the possibilities for innovative and sensitive design involving the upcoming move of the city’s main fleet garage from Goose Island to Englewood. Join us as we explore the implications of both projects and learn lessons about the co-existence of residential and industrial uses.

Program Speaker: Claire Weisz

Claire Weisz

Claire Weisz is a founding partner of WXY architecture + urban design, which was recently named Firm of the Year by the New York State American Institute of Architects. For more than 25 years, Claire has developed WXY into a multidisciplinary practice focused on re-imagining the interface between architecture, urban design and infrastructure. Claire is an AIA fellow and co-founder of The Design Trust for Public Space, New York City’s premier urban design think tank. She holds a B. Arch with Honors from the University of Toronto, and an M. Arch from Yale University.

Program Speaker: David Reynolds

David Reynolds

David Reynolds has served as commissioner of the city of Chicago’s Department of Fleet and Facility Management since 2011. He oversees the direction and daily operations of the department, which is responsible for the city's equipment and facilities, various city support services and the operation and maintenance of the Riverwalk. David holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He is a registered professional engineer and a LEED accredited professional.

AIA/CES Credit: 1 LU

  • 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.

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