Hollywood Holiday with AIA and SMPS Chicago

December 08, 2014
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Studio Paris
59 W. Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654


The AIA Presentation will feature a lively Q&A with Emmy award-winning Public Television writer, producer and program host Geoffrey Baer.



Geoffrey is known for his masterful storytelling, conversational style, and contagious enthusiasm. He is most familiar to Chicago audiences for his popular feature-length TV specials about Chicago architecture and history, including Chicago’s Loop:  A New Walking Tour, Chicago’s Lakefront, and The Foods of Chicago: A Delicious History.

Geoffrey also appears weekly on WTTW’s flagship nightly news program Chicago Tonight, answering viewers’ questions about Chicago architecture and history. Nationally he hosted the PBS primetime special Ten Buildings that Changed America, which debuted in May of 2013 and is currently traveling the country filming a three-part PBS series about homes, parks and towns that changed America. Other programs seen nationally include documentaries about acclaimed international architects and Saved from the Wrecking Ball, a documentary about the rescue of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House.

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Special Offer for Attendees - Get the AIA Guide to Chicago, 3rd edition at a discount!

Pre-purchase your copy and pick it up at the party - makes a great holiday gift! 

An unparalleled architectural powerhouse, Chicago offers visitors and natives alike a stunning survey of styles and forms. The third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago brings readers up to date on ten years of dynamic changes with new entries on smaller projects as well as showcases like the Aqua building, Trump Tower, and Millennium Park. Four hundred photos and thirty-four specially commissioned maps make it easy to find each of the one-thousand-plus featured buildings, while a comprehensive index organizes buildings by name and architect.


This event is now SOLD OUT. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations may be made up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund by contacting [email protected]. If you paid by credit card, you card will be credited. If you pay by check a refund will be mailed to you within 10 business days. Pre-registered “no-shows” are responsible for the full cost of registration plus service charge and will be billed accordingly.