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June Networking Lunch with Monica Chada

  • June 21, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Chicago Cultural Center
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Join WP+D for a networking brown bag on Wednesday, June 21st from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to discuss professional development and career plans with June's featured guest, Monica Chada, founder of Civic Projects.

Civic Projects is a hybrid architecture practice in Chicago that takes a participatory approach to design, building teams and working collaboratively with communities and organizations to develop work that address community revitalization. These projects expand the role of architecture in neighborhoods, utilizing both small scale and long-term strategic thinking. Civic Projects focuses on bringing high-quality architecture and design to under-served communities. Current works include leading the Chicago Exhibition and Interpretive Planning team for the Obama Presidential Center, Strategic Programming and Planning for the Chicago Torture Justice Center and the Virginio Ferrari Foundation Contemporary Arts Center, a museum and studio fostering community and local artists in the Washington Park area. Past work includes micro-revitalization projects in Bronzeville and mixed-use projects in Chatham and the Englewood Business Accelerator. Civic Projects also designed Sugar Beet Food Coop and is developing contemporary art spaces in Oak Park. Monica Chadha, AIA is the founder of Civic Projects and brings a diverse background in social engagement and quality design to her work. Monica Chadha has worked at both Studio Gang Architects and Ross Barney Architects. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Strategic Consultant for Archeworks.

This is a members-only event limited to five participants. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches.

As with every WP+D Small Networking Lunch, registration will open at 12:00 p.m. the first day of the month during which the lunch will be held. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and typically fill up quickly.

Attendance & Cancellation Policy:

Due to the popularity of these lunches, we ask for a 48-hour cancellation notice if you are unable to attend.  Failure to notify us will result in a 3 month suspension from the Networking Lunch series.

We ask that members register for no more than two consecutive lunches. If you have attended the past two lunches and are interested in attending this event, please e-mail us at wpdchicago@gmail.com asking to be put on the waitlist. If spaces become available or registration isn't full a week in advance, we will contact you. 

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