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VIRTUAL PRACTICES: The Impact of Technology and Transience on New Histories in Practice

How have today's architectural practices evolved? The economic models of building practices played an important historical role in the realization of design ideas – yet more often, the building product was given more attention than the practice behind the building. Early traditional models of practice were derived from pivotal moments in an architect's career after apprenticeship with legends in the field. From Frank Lloyd Wright working for Louis Sullivan, to Richard Neutra apprenticing with Frank Lloyd Wright, to Renzo Piano's tenure at Louis Kahn's office and later collaborations, how do these stories inform today's new models of practice? How do changing technology and priorities impact today's architectural practices? This event explores how virtual collaboration, co-working, and technology hacking models can help boost productivity, engage client bases, mitigate business and practice risks, and help to serve as a succession plan – while relating current practices with those of the past.

To learn register for this event click here.

  • Thu, Nov 9
  • 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • WeWork Event Space 17th Floor
The Biennial is free and open to the public.

This program is organized by AIA PMKC and AIA Trust in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, hosted at the WeWork Chicago headquarters.


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 Chicago Architecture Biennial is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating an international forum on architecture and urbanism through the production of exhibitions and public programs. 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. The second edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) is the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America, showcasing the transformative global impact of creativity and innovation in these fields. This year's Biennial features over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme "Make New History."



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Lira Luis, AIA, RIBA, NCARB, CeM, LEED AP BD+C
Chair
AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community
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