2015 September

UrbanWorks Staff Featured at Chicago Women in Architecture (CWA) Exhibit

By | September 29, 2015 | 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Exhibits, Staff Happenings | No Comments

07272015 Revised Logo 2Patricia Saldaña Natke, Maria Pellot and Ameera Ashraf-O’Neil are being featured at the CWA a.DOT “Architects. Doing Our Thing” exhibit, as part of the 2015 Chicago Architectural Biennial. The a.DOT exhibit highlights the work of women in Chicago’s architecture, their personal inspirations, as well as their work’s influence on the future of architecture itself.

The exhibit will be held October 1-4, 2015 at the SAIC Sullivan Galleries, 33 N State Street, Floor 12, Chicago IL.

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Galewood Elementary Wins IES Illumination Award of Merit

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small_002Galewood Elementary School received a 2015 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Illumination Award of Merit. This award celebrates the innovative lighting design by UrbanWorks and Primera Engineers. The centerpiece is  series of linear pendant lights in the “Skyspace” digital library meant to inspire students and visitors by resembling shooting stars.

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Maya Ruiz Leads Public Tours for Art Institute of Chicago

By | September 25, 2015 | 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Lectures/Presentations, Staff Happenings, Tours | No Comments

MayaUrbanWorks Communications Associate and Business Manager, Maya Ruiz, led public tours of the exhibition “Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye” for the Art Institute of Chicago Family Festival. The tour engaged families with children under 12 with concepts of visual language, cultural context and socially-responsible design. The Family Festival served over 300 visitors with free arts programming in the museum’s Ryan Education Center.

The “Making Place” exhibition is a Partner Program of the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

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Tim Wang to Speak at Forming Functions Artist Talks

By | September 28, 2015 | 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Lectures/Presentations, Staff Happenings | No Comments

UrbanWorks Designer, Tim Wang, will be featured with seven other artists and architects at Forming Functions, as part of this year’s Chicago Artists Month. The event, held at the Euro Furniture, will be a series of talks allowing the artists and architects to discuss “their work and the ability of the arts and architecture to shape the functions of community, culture and our everyday lives.” Tim will be speaking about “The Sustainable Future of Architecture.”

The event will be held on October 24th, from noon until 4:30 pm, at 2145 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL.

Kate D. Lengacher Participates in Green Apple Day of Service

By | September 21, 2015 | Staff Happenings | No Comments

IMG_5872UrbanWorks Designer, Kate D. Lengacher, volunteered at El Valor Inclusion Center in the Pilsen community for the Green Apple Day of Service. El Valor is a non-profit community-based organization that provides educational, career and socio-economic support services to children, people with disabilities and their families. Kate joined other volunteers and community members to paint a mural in the El Valor’s garden that promotes sustainability and community support.

The Green Apple Day of Service is organized by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Patricia Saldana Natke to present Vibrant Open Spaces at the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting

By | September 10, 2015 | Lectures/Presentations, Staff Happenings | No Comments

asla-logoPatricia Saldaña Natke AIA is a speaker presenting Vibrant Open Spaces in Chicago’s Cultural Neighborhoods Friday, November 6, 2015 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM at the ASLA ( American Society of Landscape Architects ) Annual Meeting at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Other session presenters include Jose Magan ASLA, Ernie C. Wong FASLA, Bridget Stalla CDOT, and Stephen Ostrander CMAP.

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