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Community is the foundation of SEGD, and we hope these regular breakfast meetups will help build a stronger one. It’s a no pressure, monthly recurring event where you can socialize, meet fellow practitioners, catch up on the local goings-on, and introduce coworkers and peers to our industry.

We're kicking off Wednesday, Feb 20th at the Designtex Showroom, where we'll have a short tour and time to network and socialize. Come for the coffee, stay for the conversation - we hope to see you there!

RSVP here to hold your spot for February!


Join us for a design-focused trolley tour through the city!

We will board in River North and take the trolley to our first stop -- the fabrication shop of Moss Inc. After an engaging tour of their facilities, we will hop back on the trolley to head to a recently completed project tour in the West Loop (details to be announced soon!). We will hear from the project team on this unique project and then trolley on to our last stop, the design offices of Perkins+Will.

A fabrication shop, a project tour, and a studio tour - all in one excursion!
And did we mention the trolley will be stocked with beer and wine?

More details will be announced soon, but make sure you Click here to RSVP ASAP to hold your spot! There are a limited number of spots available on the trolley.

3 Trolley stops: 

  • Moss, Inc, 222 North Maplewood Avenue 
  • Recently completed EGD project tour, West Loop location
  • Perkins+Will, Wrigley Building 410 N Michigan Ave.



Attention all attendees of SEGD's Management for Designers Conference!

You are invited to join SEGD Chicago Thursday April 26 for our Spring Mix at NEXT/NOW’s studio in the West Loop. Mingle with your fellow creatives, developers and fabricators and experience the latest in digital media within the built environment.

The event will start with drinks and snacks, followed by some rad live demos and a short presentation by NEXT/NOW and Media Objectives (M-O) on their recent collaboration for MOEN’s new flagship showroom at theMART.

This event is free, so please invite your friends and colleagues, and be sure to click here to RSVP.


Event Location:
1200 West Lake Street
Suite #1
Chicago, IL 60607

More About NEXT/NOW:
NEXT/NOW, has transported people to the future, to virtual racetrack pits, and to peaceful bioluminescent forests. Its projection-mapped walls, floors, tables, sculptures, buildings and vehicles have sent users to new worlds, while their mixed-realty applications have put fans in the shoes of their favorite athletes. With a toolbox brimming with virtual and augmented reality, gesture, LED, holograms, facial tracking, multi-touch screens and more, NEXT/NOW connects people with brands in deeply immersive environments that dial up the “wow” factor.

Join SEGD Chicago Friday, March 9 for an inspiring breakfast presentation and showroom tour.

Gensler designers will present their recent completed work for Wilson Sporting Goods HQ office, which features custom glass walls by Skyline Design. We will get a tour of Skyline's incredible showroom and learn about their latest product, Ceramic Frit Digital Printing. This new process allows Skyline Design to produce glass for exterior applications, including signage, facades and canopies, with transparent and translucent finishes in unlimited pattern selections.

Breakfast will be served! This event is free -- please invite your friends and colleagues, and be sure to click here to RSVP by reserving a ticket.

Happy new year, SEGD supporters. We had a great 2017 here in Chicago, culminating in our last event of the year -- partnering with Pechakucha Chicago for their Volume 44 event.

Below are some photos of the event. SEGD members Julie Maggos, AJ Goehle, and Tom-Burke-Kaiser presented, with Molly Zakrajsek emceeing.

When the videos of the event are uploaded to the Pechakucha website, we will post them here.

Cheers to a great new year!

AJ Goehle

Pechakucha Chicago Volume 44

Tom Burke-Kaiser

Julie Maggos



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