Explore Virtual Practices to Make New History during the Chicago Architecture Biennial


WeWork Event Space at Kinzie St

An after-work session sponsored by the AIA Trust and the American Institute of Architects Practice Management Knowledge Community (AIA PMKC) will be held on November 9th at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, focusing how technology is impacting architectural practice—with an emphasis on how “virtual practice” is gaining popularity among various types of practitioners.

The session will be moderated by Lira Luis, AIA, current AIA PMKC chair and principal of Atelier Lira Luis Limited (ALLL)/Leapfrog Project, and architecture and tech industry panelists that include Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA, current AIA Trust chair and an owner/principal of Seattle-based Olson Kundig, Peter S. Macrae, AIA, a virtual practitioner with 38 years of experience in architectural design, project management, and business development and a registered architect in 38 states, and Lisa Ghisolf, a designer with Gizmo Creative Factory.

The session, entitled the Impact of Technology and Transience on New Histories in Practice, will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM on November 9, 2017 on the 17th floor of the WeWork Event space, 20 W Kinzie Street, Chicago. The Biennial is free and open to the public. Click here to find out more and register.


About the AIA PMKC
The Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC) identifies and develops information on the business of architecture for use by the profession to maintain and improve the quality of the professional and business environment.  The PMKC initiates programs, provides content and serves as a resource to other knowledge communities, and acts as experts on AIA Institute programs and policies that pertain to a wide variety of business practices and trends.

About the AIA Trust
The purpose of The AIA Trust is to develop and offer insurance and benefit programs of the greatest possible value and to serve as a risk management resource for members and components of the American Institute of Architects.

About WeWork
WeWork provides small businesses, startups, freelancers, large enterprises, and everyone in between with the workspace, community, and services they need to make a life, not just a living. With weekly events, personalized support, month-to-month flexibility, and access to over 90,000 like-minded creators around the world, WeWork is the perfect place to grow your business. Book your tour here!

About the Chicago Architecture Biennial
The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will be open to the public and on view from September 16, 2017-January 7, 2018. Press and professional previews will take place September 14 and 15. The opening of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will align with the sixth annual EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, which will run September 13-17 at Navy Pier. The hub of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will once again be the Chicago Cultural Center, located in downtown Chicago. 
The manifestation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s vision for a major international architectural event and an outcome of the comprehensive cultural plan developed by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events under the leadership of Michelle T. Boone, the inaugural 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial was presented through the support of BP, and in partnership with the City of Chicago and the Graham Foundation. Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda, Co-Artistic Directors, curated the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, entitled “The State of the Art of Architecture.” 
The Chicago Architecture Biennial’s mission is to provide a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived experience. Through its constellation of exhibitions, full-scale installations and programming, the Chicago Architecture Biennial invites the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion on the future of the field.

Source: AIA Trust Newsletter


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