Earn five hours of HSW/AIA continuing education credits at the 2018 Architecture Symposium presented by USITT and OISTAT in Chicago Oct. 10-12.

Join international professionals for an exploration of Chicago architecture. Learn from a design team of architects, theater consultants and acousticians about innovations in health, safety and welfare in spaces throughout the city while enjoying tours of both contemporary and vintage theater spaces throughout the Windy City.

Topics will include accommodating patrons and performers with disabilities, acoustic comfort and clarity, code issues, regulations, and life safety solutions, as well as discussions and presentations on architecturally responsive urban planning and building design with environmentally sustainable approaches.

  1. Explore the unique innovations and aspects of Chicago’s performing arts venues.
  2. Discuss the design solutions that are both positively and negatively impacting the performing arts presented in the reviewed venues.
  3. Identify and analyze design aspects that contribute to the sustainable and safe presentation of the performing arts in Chicago.
  4. Observe and investigate the specific safety innovations exhibited in the venues.
  5. Recognize and observe the aspects of design that encourage patron and performer access, comfort, health, and safety in the venues. Specifically reviewing aspects that improve accessibility and inclusivity.

Extend your stay to the weekend and experience Open House Chicago, a free annual festival that offers behind the scenes access to over 200 buildings.

Register here.