Architecture Showcase: Diversity in Design

Join Chicago and international architects and designers that include Bohdan Gernaga, Ashley Mistry, Juan Moreno, Monte Chapin, Lira Luis, James Karl Fischer, Melissa Sterry, Jimenez Lai, and Sara Frisk as they showcase architecture in all its varied forms as we celebrate design diversity at one of the icons of design, Apple.


If you go:

Where: Apple Store theater, 679 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

When: 7pm on June 23rd Monday, June 24th Tuesday, June 25th Wednesday
What: Fringe benefit lecture series
Reserve: Lectures are free and open to the public. Reservations encouraged at
Walk-ins are welcome.

June 23rd - Monday
Bohdan Gernaga: Instructor and director of interiors at tymedesign, Bohdan Gernaga talks about how embracing color creates emotionally responsive environments

Ashley Mistry: Industrial designer and lead digital fabrication specialist for NRI Chicago, Ashley Mistry discusses 3D printing.

Juan Moreno: Architect and founder of JGMA. Juan Moreno will share how JGMA's projects are transforming some of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods.

June 24th - Tuesday
Monte Chapin: Business process leader at Graphisoft North America, Monte Chapin showcases their iOS app, BIMx Docs.

Lira Luis: Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin-trained architect Lira Luis presents fringe ideas for rebuilding after a disaster.

James Karl Fischer: Architect, instructor, and founder of the Zoological Lighting Institute, James Karl Fischer discusses photobiology and nocturnal habitats.

June 25th - Wednesday
Melissa Sterry: Design scientist and futurist Melissa Sterry asks how would nature design a city and discusses the potential for biomimetics in architecture and planning.

Jimenez Lai: Principal of Bureau Spectacular and assistant architecture professor, Jimenez Lai talks about engaging architecture design through storytelling.

Sara Frisk: Sara Frisk believes everything can be made better through design. It’s this belief that fueled her transition to IDEO in 2006, with the goal of creating deeper impact on her clients' brands and businesses.


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