4/14/16

Civic Opera, Antiquarian Books, Crow Island School, Bruce Goff House

Civic Opera House Tours, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 16. See details here from Chicago Art Deco Society. The Opera House originally designed by Graham,  Anderson, Probst and White underwent an extensive 1993 renovation. Carol Stitzer, formerly of Lyric Opera and architect Eric Kuene will lead this tour.

Midwest Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America offers a free event on April 23, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, in celebration of International Rare Book and Copyright Day. It will be held at The Glessner House in the coach house located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue. Tours of the Museum will be as regularly scheduled but will also offer a more detailed survey of the Glessner library.

Laurie Peterson Lecture on the Crow Island School, 5:30 p.m., refreshments, 6:00 p.m. talk. Monday, May 9, at AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., 2nd floor.
Seventy five years after opening its doors, the Crow Island School in Winnetka Illinois is still a relevant and provocative model for elementary school design. This National Historic Landmark offers a prime example of the warm modernist furniture of Eliel and Ero Saarinen. The child-centric layout was the work of of Perkins, Wheeler & Will.
RSVP: Judy Freeman: 773-929-0329 or jrfree3500@aol.com.  $5.00 at the door for either AIA or CCSAH members and their guests. 

Bruce Goff’s 1949 Ford House, 12:15 p.m.,Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s
Murray-Green Library, 10th floor.
Free admission.

John H. Waters, Preservation Programs Manager for the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, will describe Goff’s Aurora home designed with a center circle 50 feet in diameter and two circular bedroom wings. It is constructed of anthracite coal, steel, glass, cedar, and hemp, and has remained relatively unchanged since its construction.

4/6/16

April to June Events in Chicago

SAH and Pella Crafted Luxury Windows are sponsoring free events at the Merchandise Mart. They begin with a 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception.  Reservations at Eventbrite.
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The Midwest Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America offers a free event on April 23, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, in celebration of International Rare Book and Copyright Day.
It will be held at The Glessner House in the coach house located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue. Tours of the Museum will be as regularly scheduled but will also offer a more detailed survey of the Glessner library. It's concerning books, you'll notice.

3/1/16

Chicago Woman Architects...Geoffrey Baer...Richardson, Sullivan and Wright...plus Antiquarian Books

Susan J. van der Muelen, SAH Chicago board member, will present her research on two notable early Chicago women architects, Sophia Hayden Bennett  and Marion Mahony Griffin at the Harold Washington Library, 6:00 p.m., March 22, 2016 in the Chicago Authors Room, 7th floor.
Bennett (1868-1953) was the first woman graduate in architecture at MIT. She is perhaps best known for designing the Woman’s Building at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Mahony Griffin (1871-1961 ) was one of the original members of the Prairie School. She also designed in Australia and India.
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SAH and Pella Crafted Luxury Windows are sponsoring free events at the Merchandise Mart. They begin with a 5:30 p.m. wine & cheese reception.  Reservations at Eventbrite.
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 The Midwest Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America offers a free event on April 23, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, in celebration of International Rare Book and Copyright Day.
It will be held at The Glessner House in the coach house located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue. Tours of the Museum will be as regularly scheduled but will also offer a more detailed survey of the Glessner library. It's concerning books, you'll notice.

2/12/16

Tour of Thornton Tomasetti Inc., Structural Engineers, Wednesday, March 2



Tour of Thornton Tomasetti Inc., Structural Engineers, in the IBM building
When: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Start in lobby, 330 N. Wabash Avenue (former IBM Building), and please bring a photo I.D.

A tour of the world-renowned Chicago structural engineering practice, a 2015 merger between Thornton Tomasetti and Weidlinger. This firm, with over 30 offices worldwide, has been involved in such outstanding and major projects as the one-kilometer-high Kingdom Tower at Jedda, Saudi Arabia, by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture of Chicago. Shown in the photo above, their Baku National Stadium in Azerbaijan. Shown in the photo below, their Harper Center of the Booth Business School at the University of Chicago, then under construction. This is a great opportunity, and sure to fill up fast (so please reserve early).
Cost: Free to both members and non-member guests.
RSVP: For further details, and to reserve a spot, please contact Judy Freeman by email: jrfree3500@aol or phone, 773-929-0329.