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Matt Dumich

Architect, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago

Taking the Bull by the Horns

PRESENTED ON DEC 01, 2009
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 12

Matt Dumich went on a vacation to Spain, and spent quite a bit of time delving into the art of bull-fighting. Matt discusses the history, ins and outs, and cultural significance of bulls to the Spanish people.

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Lake Forest

BY GARRET EAKIN
IN CHICAGO

Garret Eakin takes us on a tour of Lake Forrest and the elegant architecture that comprises that history of the town. He also outlines his spectacular restoration of a historic residence. 

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Inspiring Dilemmas

BY MARC TEER
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 06, 2011

Marc Teer explains his inspiration behind creating the website Black Spectacles and founding the Un-Competition Project. He details his hopes and aspirations for how both projects will help and inspire the design and architecture communities. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 11, 2013. 

 

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Affordable Housing

BY PETE LANDON
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 05, 2012

Pete Landon describes the role he plays in building healthy and affordable houses for the residents of Chicago. In this presentations he demonstrates that he is indeed giving the community a lot more than houses. He also walks us through his hobby of small scale recreational aviation. 

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Form Follows Beauty

BY PETER EXLEY
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 01, 2009

In Form Follows Beauty from PechaKucha Night Chicago, Peter Exley talks about the relationship between art, design, architecture, lines, and sensuality as well as the feminine form. He also displays some of his artwork he created using an unconventional tool.

This was Presentation of the Day on February 17th, 2017. 

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Landscapes, From A to T

BY PETER OSLER
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 03, 2009

Peter Osler goes through as many letters of the alphabets as he can -- up to T, since he has 20 images to do so -- using words that start with these letters to describe landscapes along the way.

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A Trip Through Jamaica

BY WALTER STREET
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 02, 2010

In this presentation Walter Street recants his trip to Jamaica. He shares with us his experiences of taking in the acrhitecture, observing and interacting with the locals, and what it means to get together and "feel alright". 

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My Name is Dan, and I Have an eBay Problem

BY DAN WHEELER
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

AIA Chicago architect Dan Wheeler, FAIA has an eBay problem -- but he seems to have put it to exemplary use in the home he shares with his wife Julie.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 31, 2014. 

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Light is the Theme

BY PETRA BACHMAIER
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Chicago based artist Petra Bachmaier wows the audience at PechaKucha Night during the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Chicago. She shares her husband/wife collaboration Luftwerkwhich plays with projections on icons of modern architecture after the sun sets.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 10, 2014.

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Design For Recycling

BY DEBORAH KANG
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 25, 2007

Young architect Deborah Kang won a competition organized by the City of Chicago and AIA Chicago to design an eco-aware trash recepticle that was installed in Millennium Park.  Her team's design garnered interest from design and sustainability organizations around the world - and was featured at Lollapalooza!