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In addition to our signature year-long certificate program, Archeworks offers seminars, workshops and public programs that aim to broaden a community of practice by bringing together diverse groups of individuals seeking greater meaning and impact to their work. In keeping with our philosophy of experiential learning, facilitated peer-to-peer sessions foster imaginative thinking and critical dialogue; generate proposals, prototypes and working models; and develop new models of cross-disciplinary practice and civic innovation.

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2012–13 LECTURES

Elva Rubio
Executive Vice President,
Creative Director
Bruce Mau Design Inc.

October 24, 2007 @ 6pm

Elva Rubio is Executive Vice President and Creative Director at Bruce Mau Design and is a co-founder of his Chicago-based studio, Rubio Studios. Most recently, Rubio was design director for Gensler’s Chicago office. In that position, Rubio led the design of the Center on Halsted, which recently opened to widespread praise. Under her direction, the firm also won commissions for Chase Bank, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the Hyatt Regency, the latter of which was featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s green architecture exhibition, “Sustainable Architecture in Chicago: Works In Progress.” Rubio’s work for Pond Studios won both Distinguished Building and Interior Architecture awards from the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1997. She has also received 20+ AIA awards for work ranging in Urban Design, Architecture and Interiors.

Rubio serves on the board of the Chicago Architecture Club, is chairman of the Burnham Prize, and co-founder of the Chicago Prize and Emerging Visions competition.

Rubio’s work was featured in the Ten Visions exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago and through the Mayor’s Institute on City Design. She was named “One to Watch” by Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin in 2004, and her work was showcased in the Women in Chicago Architecture exhibit at the Art Institute.

Rubio has complemented her professional practice with teaching engagements at the School of the Art Institute, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently is an associate professor at UIC’s School of Architecture, where she teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level studios.

Lectures are free and open to the public. All lectures are held at Archeworks and begin at 6:00 pm.


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