2018 Tours & Workshops

Attendees experienced in-depth tours of new and iconic architecture and design in Chicago and participated in hands-on workshops. 


WELL workshop

  • Date Held on Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Time 9 AM- 12 PM
  • Location The Mart, Floor 6 Suite 182
  • Tickets Prices Vary

This 2-hour introductory workshop will introduce broad audiences to the WELL Building Standard. The organization and development of the WELL Building Standard is presented in the context of the healthy building movement. Key public health research is discussed to provide the basis for the seven WELL Concepts and some research on the value of WELL is discussed in conclusion.Attendees can also expect personal stories from both presenters, in addition to connecting the role and voice of the commercial design industry and WELL, as both serve as leading voices in shaping the built environment today and into the future. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

  • Identify environmental factors which influence human health and well-being. 
  • Explain the intent of each WELL concept and identify key themes which underpin WELL Features. 
  • Describe the structure of the WELL Building Standard, including the certification process and the key differentiators. 
  • Describe the health effects of VOCs and airborne particulate matter addressed in Feature 01. Air Quality Standards of the WELL Building Standard v1. 
  • Outline the requirements for Part 1. Food Allergy Labeling in Feature 40. Food Allergies of the WELL Building Standard v1. 
  • Explain the intent of Feature 86. Post-Occupancy Survey and provide an example of a topic addressed of the WELL Building Standard v1. 

From IWBI: Attendees will also receive: Certificate of completion CE credit from GBCI, AIA and ASID

Presenters: 

  • Jessica Cooper, WELL Faculty | International WELL Building Institute  
  • Carina Clark, WELL Faculty | Harley Ellis Devereaux

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[TR5] WELL @ Work: HKS Office Tour

  • Date Held on Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Time 9 - 10 AM
  • Location HKS Chicago Office, 123 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60603

HKS Chicago's new office aims to become the first project that is WELL Certified at the Gold level in the city. An embodiment of the architecture & design firm’s beliefs, the office celebrates the many ways that design can promote better health for HKS, its collaborators, landlord, community and the environment, too. 

Join us for a tour to explore how HKS is improving human health through design. Attendees will experience WELL Certification in a variety of areas, including but not limited to:

  • Displacement ventilation to promote cleaner air quality.
  • Biophilic designs to foster a connection to nature.
  • Beauty installations to promote team connectivity and a sense of community.
  • Exterior active design including a walk score of 99 and transit score of 1000 to support movement and fitness.

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[TR4] WELL@ Work: Tour Hyatt's Headquarters

  • Date Held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time 7:30 - 8:30 AM
  • Location 150 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Tickets Free

Wondering what WELL at work looks like?

Join Keara Fanning, Central Region Sustainability Practice Lead, JLL for a tour of Hyatt's WELL-registered headquarters, The Hyatt Hub. The new 263,000-square-foot global headquarters highlights include interconnecting stairs, a fireplace and a presentation theatre. The employee cafe and barista bar serve 400+ people, approximately 20 percent of Hyatt’s employees are “free address,” with no assigned desk, and the final supported headcount is approximately 1,240 people. It was recently awarded Best of Year Winner, Large Corporate Office by Interior Design Magazine.

The project is targeting WELL Certification at the Silver Level and has met WELL's design and construction requirements including light, air and noise requirements. Colleagues will experience WELL Certification in a wide range of areas, including but not limited to:

• Transparency in food menu

• Health-conscious food selections available

• Ergonomic design of desks

• Noise-conscious layout of work areas

• Activity incentive programs

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[TR1] Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park

  • Date Held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Location Tour departs from The Mart South Lobby at 9 AM
  • Tickets $125

A guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park followed by a walking tour of the
Historic Neighborhood. Transportation will be provided and lunch will be served in the Home & Studio courtyard, followed by a tour of Unity Temple.

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[TR2] The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design - Tour of Driehaus Museum and Exhibition

  • Date Held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time 10:30 AM - 12 PM
  • Location Tour departs from The Mart South Lobby at 10:30 AM
  • Tickets $45

One hour tour of the Driehaus Museum including restored gilded age American aesthetic movement interiors, the Driehaus Collection of fine and decorative arts, and the exhibition "The Art of Seating."

Transportation to and from the Driehaus Museum is included in the ticket price. 

Buses will leave promptly at 10:30 AM

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[TR3] The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design - Tour of Driehaus Museum and Exhibition

  • Date Held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time 1:30 - 3 PM
  • Location Tour departs from The Mart South Lobby at 1:30 PM
  • Tickets $45

One hour tour of the Driehaus Museum including restored gilded age American aesthetic movement interiors, the Driehaus Collection of fine and decorative arts, and the exhibition "The Art of Seating."

Transportation to and from the Driehaus Museum is included in the ticket price. 

Buses will leave promptly at 1:30 PM

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