Traditional Building Conference

Chicago 2010: Schedule for Wednesday, October 20

1:00 pm -5:00 pm Tours

W02 Chicago Architectural Highlights by Bus: Including Robie House

Presenter: Chicago Architectural Foundation

Discover the exciting diversity of Chicago architecture on this wide-ranging odyssey, which traces the city’s development from its founding through the present. This bus tour covers 30 miles of Chicago design, with sites in the Loop, Hyde Park, the Gold Coast, the Lakefront, two university campuses, and several parks and residential neighborhoods. Stops include the Rookery in downtown Chicago, Mies van der Rohe’s IIT campus, and the Robie House in Hyde Park. (Interior tour provided by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.)

W03 Frank Lloyd Wright by Bus: His Life & Architecture in Oak Park

Presenter: Chicago Architectural Foundation

Let CAF be your guide to Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in Oak Park. Discover the neighborhood where Wright lived and where the famed Prairie Style of architecture evolved. The tour includes bus transportation to and from Oak Park with commentary by a CAF docent, a one hour interior tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio; a one hour guided walking tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District, and a tour with commentary of his “little jewel box,” Unity Temple.

The interior tour of the Home & Studio is conducted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. The walking portion of the tour is approximately ¾ mile in length.

NOTE: The Unity Temple Restoration Foundation started a major restoration and preservation project inside Unity Temple in October 2009. Scaffolding has been installed throughout the building’s interior, so some spaces will have limited access. Join us for this unique opportunity to see the preservation process underway and learn about the complexities of preserving historic structures.

W04 Walking Tour and Workshop: First United Methodist Church Restoration

Introductory to Intermediate 3 AIA HSW/SD CEUs
SPEAKERS: Susan D. Turner, AIA, PMP, LEED AP, Discipline Leader, Historic Preservation, Bailey Edward Architecture, Chicago, IL and Robin Whitehurst, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Bailey Edward Architecture, Chicago, IL

  • Discuss consideration in planning an historic renovation.
  • Assess components: lighting, acoustics, finishes, future flexibility.
  • Consider the pros and cons of different bidding methods.

This presentation will highlight the planning and phase I and II restoration of the main floor sanctuary on the main floor of the 27 story 1927 Chicago Temple Building. Upgrades for lighting, sound and accessibility to the chancel were included. Additionally, in order to accommodate changing worship style, the layout using two side aisles was modified to accommodate a center aisle. Planning required breaking down the project into manageable pieces so subsequent work wouldn’t “undo” previous work, historic preservation strategies such as reversibility and sympathetic additions will be discussed.



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