Registration for the Chicago Design Education Symposium, open to the general public at http://CDES.eventbrite.com, includes a series of breakout discussions on specific topics related to the overall discourse, tours of some of Chicago’s most influential design firms, and a screening of the new documentary, ArchiCulture. The documentary follows a group of students at Pratt Institute through the preparation and defense of their undergraduate theses, and concisely addresses many of the most pressing issues facing design education. The screening will be immediately followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, bringing together all of the related content generated throughout the day.
Finally, the night will conclude with a reception in the MacLean Ballroom, including a silent auction to benefit the newly-formed Freedom by Design Chicago, a collaborative community service effort of the four Chicago schools of Architecture. While Freedom by Design, a program of the AIAS, is typically operated at the level of individual chapters, IIT, SAIC, UIC, and Judson have decided to combine efforts and share resources to have a greater impact on the Chicago community. This is precisely the type of informal, hands-on education that many students may be missing as a part of their academic career, and very often their first taste of the real power of design to change lives.
SPECIAL GUEST PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Westing Conahan, AIAS National President
Ryan Gann, AIAS Midwest Regional Director
Mike Armstrong, NCARB Executive Director
Harry Falconer, NCARB Director of Education + Internship
Ted Landsmark, NAAB President, President of Boston Architectural College
David Zach, AIA National Public Director
Brandy Koch, AIA Illinois President, Interactive Design Architects
David Bradley, AIA Illinois President-Elect
Peter Exley, AIA Chicago President, Architecture is Fun!
Tom Jacobs, AIA Chicago Vice President, Krueck and Sexton
Dionysios Neofitidis, featured student in ArchiCulture
Marc Teer, Founder of Black Spectacles
Katherine Darnstadt, Founder of Latent Design
SAIC Neiman Center, 37 South Wabash Ave
1:00pm-1:30pm: Symposium Registration and Welcome Session
1:30pm-2:30pm: Breakout Discussion One
2:45pm-3:45pm: Breakout Discussion Two
3:45pm-4:00pm: Wrap-up and walk to Santa Fe Building
Santa Fe Building, 224 South Michigan Ave
4:00pm-5:30pm: Firm Tours at SOM, VOA, Goettsch, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation
5:30pm-6:30pm: Dinner Break
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 South Columbus Dr
6:30pm-7:15pm: ArchiCulture Screening
7:15pm-8:30pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
SAIC MacLean Ballroom, 112 South Michigan Ave
8:30pm-11:30pm: Reception and Silent Auction
The Chicago Design Education Symposium is made possible by the generous support of our major sponsors, including AIA Illinois, AIA Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gensler, Latent Design, and Black Spectacles, with additional support from a wide variety of commercial and design related entities across the Chicago area.