WTTW host and producer and CAC docent Geoffrey Baer emcees this hour-long virtual gala honoring Edward J. Wehmer, Founder and CEO of Wintrust Financial Corporation, for Wintrust’s generous sponsorship of the CAC’s free festival Open House Chicago; and Nila R. Leiserowitz, FASID, FIIDA, recently retired Regional Managing Principal at Gensler and a CAC Trustee, for her 40 years of extraordinary service to the design industry. Special guest speakers include former CAC Teen Ambassador and Teen FellowDestiny Brady, now a student at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning; CAC President and CEOLynn J. Osmond; and CAC TrusteesAndy Gloor, CEO of Sterling Bay; John W. Rutledge, Founder andCEOof Oxford Capital Group, LLC and Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC; and Ann Thompson, AIA, Senior Vice President of Architecture and Design atRelated Midwest.
Continuing the CAC’s work to advance equity and representation in architecture, construction, engineering and design (ACED) careers, the centerpiece of Gala 2020: Open Doors Open Minds will be a roundtable discussion between leading architects includingJeanne Gang,Juan Gabriel Moreno,Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, and alumni of the CAC’s Education initiatives for teens including itsGirls Build!,Teen Ambassadors and Teen Fellows programs.
Event Cost: Free.
Event Times: 6-7 p.m.
Age recommendation: Teens