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Projects by Chicago Architects - It’s Not Just a Ballpark, presented by Bill Ketcham and Andy Pigozzi.

  • The Cliff Dwellers 200 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60604 United States (map)

 Cliff Dwellers, in co-sponsorship with the Friends of Downtown and the Chicago Chapter of the AIA, are pleased to present another in their series of architectural lectures on Thursday, April 13, 2017; Wrigley Field Historic Rehabilitation and Restoration - It’s Not Just a Ballpark, presented by Bill Ketcham and Andy Pigozzi.

The presentation will include an overview of the 1060 project which includes Wrigley Field, the adjacent Plaza, the Cubs Office Building, Hotel and expanded baseball operations. It will focus on the historic landmark issues, technical forensics and challenges and the sequence of building between baseball seasons and how winning impacts the schedule. The renovation extends well beyond the friendly confines and we will discuss how the master plan and collateral development will enhance the greater Wrigleyville neighborhood.

Mr. Ketcham has practiced architecture in Chicago for over forty years. He has successfully completed a broad range of Architecture, Interior Design, Planning, Adaptive Re-use and Preservation projects. Since joining Stantec in 1999, he has been a firm leader in serving clients with award-winning design in the Higher Education, Multi-family Residential, Entertainment and Cultural markets.

Mr. Pigozzi has over twenty-five years of experience leading complex projects for commercial education and healthcare organizations. He is an expert in the renovation, adaptive reuse of aging facilities, and large complex projects connecting to existing structures. Andy is interested in building consensus among diverse stakeholders and executing against aggressive project schedules.

Additional Info: The door and bar open at 4:30. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:15 and the program will begin at 7:00. The price per person for dinner is $35 and the program that follows is free. Reservations are strongly encouraged for dinner and suggested for the program. They may be made by calling 312-922-8080 or by e-mail to

and can be made up until the afternoon of the event. Payment for dinner and charges at the bar are by credit card or charge to a member’s House Account only.

Discount parking is available after 4PM at the garage located at 17 E. Adams – enter on Adams between Wabash and State. Ask for a discount coupon at the check-in desk.