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The Architecture & Design Film Festival, Ace Hotel Chicago, American Institute of Architects and AIA Chicago Present:

Rooftop Architectural Films

An evening of architecture films that will take place on, The Prairie, the rooftop of the Ace Hotel Chicago.
Tuesday, September 26
6:30 – 8:00

I Look Up Film Challenge

2017 / grand prize winner + first and second runner-up films
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) will present the world premiere of the winning short films from the third annual I Look Up Film Challenge. This year’s challenge called for films that highlight projects and architects that are helping to change communities for the better. AIA grand prize winning director will be on hand to receive an award.

Design That Heals

Directed by Alan Ricks and Thatcher Bean
2016 / 31 min / USA

Can a building help stem the tide of large epidemics? Haitian infectious disease specialist Dr. Jean-William Pape has dedicated much of his life to combating diarrheal diseases that harm and kill Haiti’s poor, many of whom lack access to clean water, toilets and latrines. In the midst of the world’s worst cholera outbreak in over a century, Dr. Pape challenged MASS Design Group to design a cholera treatment center where the construction process, as well as the finished building, could address the underlying structural and social conditions that allow cholera to thrive.

Followed by a Q&A with the architects Alan Ricks and Thatcher Bean of Mass Design For more information and Tickets go to or

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