Chicago 2010: Schedule for Saturday, October 23
W09 Historic Plaster Repair: 1500- 1940
Introductory to Advanced 3 AIA HSW CEUs/SD CEUs
You will discover all aspects of plaster repair from stabilization to filling in missing plaster. The evaluation of existing plaster and materials will be covered. A chance to actually learn how plaster feels and how to plaster with traditional materials will be part of this workshop.
W10 Upstairs Downtown: Growing Up Not Out
Intermediate 3 AIA HSW CEUs
There are countless under-utilized upper floors in our historic Main Streets that have everything new development requires: utilities, infrastructure, a central location and visibility. The key building features that need to be examined in rehabilitation of an historic building and the applicable building codes will be discussed. An overview of ways that various communities encourage upper floor development is included.
8:30 am -9:30/10:00 am Seminars
T07 Interpreting Wright’s Interior Finishes
Introductory 1 AIA HSW CEU
Using the Glasner House (Glencoe, IL) and the Davenport House (River Forest, IL) as case studies, this presentation will look at how Wright’s interiors and finishes are examined and interpreted. The procedures used during research will be explained, including site investigations, paint microscopy, and laboratory analysis.
T08 Understanding American Heritage Tile Work
Introductory to Intermediate 1 AIA HSW CEU
Almost 100 years ago, traditional American tile work converged into a single, common standard. Adopted by thirteen of America’s most prominent tile manufacturers, the Handbook of Glazed Tiles and Trimmers was the standard for American tile production through the pre-war era. This common standard has made historically authentic reproductions possible. Two case studies illustrating period tile restoration and interactive 3D CAD renderings will detail the precise system of tile work used in vintage installations and ways to adapt conventional installation methods to anachronistic tile forms.
T09 Traditional Elements of Modern Stone Design
Introductory 1.5 AIA HSW CEU
Whether a design was inspired by economic realities, a practical response to the environment, or grand classical taste, stone lends visual credibility to buildings. We will explore the design elements of each period, the dressing and installation of stone, and how it complements architectural style.
S11 Insulating Old Houses: A Greener Approach to Energy Savings
Intermediate 1 AIA HSW CEU
Insulation is like chocolate; the more you have the better.
10:00 am – 11:00 am Seminars
R03 Independence Park Bungalow: Planning Old and Green
Introductory to Intermediate 1 AIA HSW/SD CEU
The Independence Park Bungalow Project was built in the early 1920’s and is a significant structure listed on the National Register. It operated as a public facility for weaving, crafts, and a place for women’s group meetings. The project upgraded the facility to meet the City of Chicago’s energy code and ADA requirements and served as a demonstration house for neighboring homeowners. Lessons learned will be discussed in terms of synergies and capital cost versus return on investment.
T10 Finishing Ornamental Metals
Introductory to Intermediate 1 AIA HSW CEU
You will learn the fundamentals of good finishing for ornamental metalwork beginning with some design basics and then working through the most common steps, processes and products that the ornamental metal trade uses. The way to achieve certain finishes and how to specify the right coating system and process is also covered.
S12 Inherently Sustainable Design: Traditional Design
Introductory 1 AIA HSW/SD CEU
Most inherently sustainable building designs have been sensible, practical responses to basic environmental conditions such as climate, wind, terrain, and readily available natural resources. Vernacular buildings are regional responses to making shelter in a specific environment using readily available local resources and are, generally speaking, “smarter” with regard to sustainability. Using five examples that span from upper New York State to the Caribbean, a common thread of a sustainable approach as reflected in the appropriate response to setting will be revealed.
11:00 am – 4:00 pm Exhibition Hall Open
11:15 am-12:15 pm
G03 Transforming the Traditional- Live in the Exhibit Hall
Introductory 1 AIA HSW CEU
The relationship between the spatial ideas of 20th century modernism, classical space, and traditional architectural forms can be a basis of a way of drawing on traditional elements in architecture in ways that transform them. The traditional forms communicate the familiar, stable, and protective qualities that have been associated with domesticity.
11:15 am – 2:30 pm Tour
W12 From Adaptive Use to Green Roofs: Chicago on Tour
Intermediate –Advanced 3 AIA HSW/SD CEUs
Join US members of the London-based International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism, as they tour three showcase projects of sustainable adaptive use. Co-hosting the tour will be Doug Farr, internationally noted sustainability architect, chair of the LEED-ND development committee, and author of the acclaimed book Sustainable Urbanism. We will tour the Chicago Center for Green Technology, an adaptive use of a 1952 building on contaminated industrial lands; an impressive bungalow neighborhood near Lincoln Square and the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a leader in sustainable neighborhoods since 1978. We will see advanced techniques in retrofit and adaptive re-use, solar and geothermal energy, and natural habitats to filter storm water, among others.
12:30 pm-2:00 pm
G05 Working with An Architect sponsored by AIA Chicago
Introductory Live in the Exhibit Hall
Learn about the benefits of using an architect to assure that your project enhances the value of your home while reducing costs and risks. Architects from the AIA Chicago chapter will discuss how to optimize your budget, avoid the most common and costly mistakes, and put together the right team for your needs.
1:00 pm – 2:00/2:30 pm Seminars
R04 Green Restorations: Sustainable Building in Historic Homes
Introductory to Intermediate to Advanced 1.5 AIA HSW/SD CEUs
Note: Green Restorations: Sustainable Building in Historic Homes, Chapter 3 is recommended advance reading.
The preservation world has only recently begun to fully articulate its commitment to green retrofitting principles. Two great American conservation movements, preservation and environmentalism, are converging. This talk focuses on three unsettled debates: envelope tightening strategies, solar system placement and compatibility, and ethical questions surrounding intrusive gut jobs. A review of current conventional wisdom as well as suggested changes to historic housing and restoration practice and policy will be included.
P13 Classic Window Hardware- Form, Function, and Style
Introductory-Advanced 1.5 AIA HSW/SD CEUs
This session will improve your work with hardware suppliers to get the right performance and appearance for period window hardware. The evolution of window hardware in the United States and the relationship between function, appearance, and performance is covered in detail. The speaker, a historic preservation architect and engineer, will combine his
T12 Historic Roofing: Slate, Tile and Copper
Introductory 1 AIA HSW CEU
This seminar will give a broad overview of the use of slate in the United States as well as offer many specific techniques used when working with slate and tile. Topics to be covered are: the history of slate and tile roofing; problems with slate roofs and tile roofs; use of flashings; repair tips for both slate and tile roofing.
S15 Living Traditions
Intermediate – Advanced 1.5 AIA HSW/SD CEUs
SPEAKER: Stephen Mouzon; AIA, LEED AP, and CNU; President, Mouzon Design, and Founder, New Urban Guild, Miami, FL
Originally (before the Thermostat Age) people had no choice but to build green, otherwise people would not survive very long. Living traditions were the operating systems of this original sustainability, aggregating and distributing the wisdom of sustainability broadly across an entire culture. Today, many architects equate "tradition" with "history," but there's about as much similarity between a living tradition and an historical tradition as there is between a living creature and a fossil. One has life, while the other does not. Our ancestors participated in vibrant living traditions, whereas building in a traditional manner today is often thought of as "following a book of rules." This session looks at the advantages of living traditions, from sustainability to affordability, and explores how designers, builders, neighborhoods, and municipalities can foster Living Traditions, which engage the citizens to achieve real sustainability. It also looks at specific initiatives that can be advanced both at the scale of the municipality and the scale of the neighborhood. Some of these may be surprising, because it's been so long since most of our communities have participated in living traditions that we've forgotten how they work.
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Live in the Exhibit Hall
G04 Traditional Building Design Challenge: Presentation and Awards
Introductory to Advanced 1.5 AIA CEUs
Join leading architects and designers as they present their work – the culmination of the two-day Traditional Building Design Challenge. The teams have been competing to create an appropriate design for a historic Chicago area residential neighborhood. Watch as they are discussed and the winner is announced. Learn how to make your own contextual designs better.
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
P14 Landmark Illinois Annual Awards Program