First Wednesday @ Ciao Chicago. An Italian Design night. , Ciao Chicago, Wednesday, 01. May 2019

CEUs provided by AIA Chicago

Event schedule:
6:30pm: Welcome drink 7:00pm- 8:30pm: Seminar 8:30pm- 9:00: Wine & Networking reception with Italian appetisers

The Watergate in Washington, DC is a midcentury masterpiece that became synonymous with scandal. But the building’s fascinating history includes more than a break-in. 
Join us May 1 as we learn more about the decision to build one of America’s first “mixed use” projects in the national capital; the vision behind the Italian architect’s dramatic design; and the intense battles with federal and local officials over key permits, which were nearly derailed by the revelation of a controversial financial partner. 

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce and AIA Chicago present a conversation featuring Joseph Rodota, the California-based author of THE WATERGATE: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address ; 
Daniel Welborn, Principal at The Gettys Group, bringing over twenty years of practice in Architecture and Interior Design and a comprehensive understanding of the hospitality industry; and Jerry Ong, Principal at Jupiter Realty Co., bringing international commercial real estate acquisition and development experience focusing on the acquisition and development of commercial real estate projects throughout the United States. 
What lessons can we learn from the experience of the Italian company that transformed an abandoned industrial site into a 10-acre complex of residences, offices and a luxury hotel? What challenges did the Watergate **** decades ago, as they tried to lure suburbanites back to the city? 
How good can design carry the day and become iconic by virtue of its uniqueness? What to anticipate when introducing a new real estate product into a market? What may influence the approval process for a project both positively and negatively? 
The Watergate history offers multiple angles to explore not only connections between buildings and cities, but a surprising connection between Italy and the USA.
We look forward to seeing you! 

Special Thanks to our promotional partner AIA
The event is primarily designed for Architects, Designers and industry professionals + students.
To participate, please fill out the form. Participation is subject to organisers approval.

Wednesday, 01. May 2019, Ciao Chicago, First Wednesday @ Ciao Chicago. An Italian Design night.

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