Virginia A. Greene, AIA, architect and author, has recently completed her MS in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She will present her planning history graduate thesis – Chicago Air Rights Developments: Pivotal Legislation, Key Case Studies, and Design Innovations – and share findings on the Chicago origins of air rights legislation and planned development use over railroads. This talk will highlight three contemporary case studies in Chicago, comparing and contrasting designs and development strategies.
Virginia follows a family tradition of developer/builders, architects and engineers. She has a B. Arch from Cornell University and began her career working for Murphy/Jahn and SOM Chicago before opening her own firm. Virginia has recently relocated back to Chicago and is retracing her research roots, working at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.