Architecture Preservation

Tadao Ando Lecture

Tadao Ando Lecture

Alphawood Foundation Chicago and the Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago are pleased to present an evening with Tadao Ando. 

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Summit to focus on tiny home designs to combat homelessness

Summit to focus on tiny home designs to combat homelessness

Pride Action Tank and Polk Bros. Foundation will host the Tiny Home Summit at the University of Illinois-Chicago, 750 S. Halsted, Monday, April 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday, April 19, 9 a.m.-noon. The schedule is here:chicagotinyhomes.com/schedule/ .

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Society of Architectural Historians Plots a Future for the Charnley-Persky House

Society of Architectural Historians Plots a Future for the Charnley-Persky House

When a blocked sewer caused major water damage to the 1891-1892 Louis Sullivan- and Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charnley-Persky House in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood in August 2014, the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), which has owned the building since 1995, was quick to repair the damage. But the extent of the damage and abruptness of the repair left the SAH thinking that it needed to do something more to preserve the national historic landmark.

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Tiny Homes Competition to Aid Homeless Youth in Chicago

Tiny Homes Competition to Aid Homeless Youth in Chicago

From London, UK to Denver, CO, tiny homes are in the spotlight as architects and activists are turning toward “living small” as a potential solution to homelessness. AIA Chicago is sponsoring a nationwide Tiny Home Competition, encouraging students, architects, designers and the public to plan and design a community of tiny homes for unsheltered homeless young adults, ages 18 to 24. According to the 2015 Chicago Homeless Count and Survey, 31% of the unsheltered homeless population is between the ages of 18 and 24 years old. This competition both raises awareness of younger homeless populations while also providing viable design solutions to a contemporary social issue. Submissions to the competition—generously funded by the Alphawood Foundation -- were due on January 30, 2016.  Nearly 300 submissions were received.

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