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Design Talks & Annual Meeting

November 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


November 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This event serves as the AIA Austin Annual Meeting, where the 2021 slate of candidates will be elected. The candidates were chosen by the nominating committee led by President Elect Stephi Motal, AIA, and will be voted on by the membership beginning on October 10. After the new board is elected, our speaker will take the stage for the rest of the event.

Architecture Centers 2.0: A Journey from Foundation to Center in Chicago

The fourth out of five Design Talks for 2020 will be a talk by Lynn Osmond, President and CEO of Chicago Architecture Center. Originally planned at Austin Central Library, this event will now be taking place virtually as a Zoom webinar.

After more than 50 years, the Chicago Architecture Foundation re-emerged in 2018 as the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) with a highly visible, branded, museum-quality space and retail operation steps from Michigan Avenue. The Center’s 20,000 square feet provide the organization with near-limitless possibilities for exhibitions, pop-up displays, programs and public engagement. The location, just above the dock for the CAC’s River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady, is stunning, and the build-out makes the most of it by creating a beacon that calls out to Chicagoans and tourists enjoying the Magnificent Mile and Cultural Mile. Beyond the advantages of location and visibility, the innovative design by AS+GG and the meticulous build-out have transformed overlooked “found” space in the Mies-designed Illinois Center into a custom-built home befitting Chicago’s world-class architectural legacy. Hear from CAC President & CEO Lynn Osmond about the multi-year endeavor to test and refine the Center’s concept, scout downtown real estate and deliver a facility in service of Chicago and Chicagoans. In the midst of a global pandemic, learn how the CAC is responding to unprecedented challenges brought by workplace restrictions and a halt in tourism while redefining our partnerships in support of struggling neighborhoods.

Design Talks offer 1 LU of continuing education credit for registered attendees (sign-in required).

Tickets are $10. Register in advance for this webinar below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. All sales final. See our complete cancellation policy here.

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