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Preservation Snapshot Lectures





Darius Bryjka

Frank Heitzman

Ellen Stoner


Making Historic Buildings Accessible to All

Date: Tuesday, September 29 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Speakers: Darius Bryjka, Frank Heitzman, Ellen Stoner


Landmarks Illinois and AIA Chicago, both program partners of ADA 25 Chicago, present a panel on adding and improving accessibility in the rehabilitation of historic buildings. ADA 25 Chicago is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act signed into law on July 26, 1990.


Admission: Free; Registration Required

Place: AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Drive, #250, Chicago


About the Speakers


Darius Bryjka is a project reviewer at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA), where he reviews proposed changes to historic Illinois properties under a variety of state and national programs.

Frank Heitzman, Heitzman Architects in Oak Park, is the author of a book entitled The Architects Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and a brochure published by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency in September, 1992, entitled "Illinois and Federal Accessibility Laws and Their Impact on Historic Buildings."

Ellen Stoner, the Principal and Owner of AltusWorks, has been practicing architecture in Chicago since the early 1990's. Touching all market sectors, Ellen provides expertise on restoring and renovating existing facilities to meet today’s codes without compromising their important historic-defining features.



Chicago Architecture Biennial


Landmarks Illinois is pleased to be an Affiliate Program Partner with the Chicago Architecture Biennial for a special Preservation Snapshots lecture series this fall. The Chicago Architecture Biennial seeks to convene the world’s leading practitioners, theorists, and commentators in the field of architecture and urbanism to explore, debate, and demonstrate the significance of architecture to contemporary society. It’s location in Chicago also provides the perfect venue to juxtapose contemporary design with the built environment. Look for more information soon.


Save the Dates

Preservation Snapshots is presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.


Thursday, October 15 – 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago

Monday, October 26 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Hafele, 154 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago

Monday, November 09 – 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.
Place: The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E Ontario St, Chicago

Thursday, November 19 – 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago




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    General Information  


Experts in preservation - but also skilled in wit, humor and easy understanding - will present talks on a specific subject each month. Before each lecture there will be a Preservation Update, with announcements about upcoming meetings, other lectures and upcoming events related to preservation. Join us in our new location in The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago.






    Past Lectures  



January “Chicago’s Heroic Architecture”


Presented in partnership with One Book One Chicago

March "Last Is More: Mies, IBM and the Transformation of Chicago"

April "Wright’s Dana House and the Preservation of Houses Created as Complete Works of Art"

May "National Register of Historic Places: Helping or Hindering Legacy City Preservation?"
May "Good Old Neon: Signs You’re in Chicago"


January “International Superstar!The Significance of The Auditorium Building”

February "Henry Hobson Richardson and His Chicago Legacy"

March "Restoring The Auditorium Building: The Earliest Years"

April "Tracking the Lost Treasures of the Auditorium"

May “Lost to Progress: Congress Street, the Auditorium, and the South Loop”

June "Trailing Louis Sullivan: The Restoration of Ganz Hall"

September "Sullivan in the Loop"

October "The Auditorium in Context: Chicago in the late 1880s"

November "Historic Chicago Theaters"


Our 2014 lectures were presented in partnership with The Auditorium Theatre to honor the theater’s 125th anniversary.


January “It’s All About the Details: Randolph Tower Terra Cotta Restoration”

February “Ghost Façade: 618 S. Michigan”

March “Mies van der Rohe and Historic Preservation: A Report and Prognosis"

April “Hairpin Lofts: Art Deco Gem Transformation”

May "The Architecture of River Forest”

June "Wells Street Bridge Rehabilitation: A Moveable Monument Restored”

September "The Architecture of Barry Byrne"

October "Battledeck House: Modernism and Mechanization in Highland Park"

November "Construction, Demolition, and the Remaking of LaSalle"


Our 2013 and all previous lectures were presented in partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center.


January “Henry Ives Cobbs’ Chicago”

February “A Star is Reborn”

March “Strike! Chicago's Early Bowling Recs”

April "Myth Busters: A New Perspective on the Chicago School"

May “Typography of Courtyard Apartment Buildings: Rogers Park 1907-1933”

June “The Ross House: A Laboratory for Green Building Technology”

September “Saving Goldblatt's: The story of a ragtag community's battle (and victory!) to preserve a neighborhood landmark”

October, "Glessner House at 125: History and Preservation"

November, "Chicago’s Own American Palace"


January “Goldberg’s Prentice Hospital”

February “Absolute Sullivan”

March “Houses of Tomorrow Today”

April “Lake Point Tower: A Design History”

May “Special K: Chicago’s K-Town Historic District”

June “McCormick Place REDUX Winner”

September “Filming Chicago’s Loop”

October “40 Over 40”

November “Chicago’s Movable Bridges”









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