Len Kutyla is a long-time member of the Cigar Society. With his business partner, Bill James, his architectural work includes theaters, TV studios and galleries, office interiors, retail spaces, as well as hotels, ecclesiastical facilities, multi-unit residential buildings, restaurants, and single-family residences. James and Kutyla have won awards for their work at Avec, Blackbird, and the Steppenwolf Theater.  Their work on the "green" Whitehead Elniski residence in Chicago was featured in the New York Times article, In Chicago, Tinted Green.

Cocktails at 5:30, presentation 6:00-6:30 followed by discussion and more cocktails.   $40 helps to defray the costs of drinks, cigars, and sandwiches. 
Reservations are required.

Ideal, Illusion,
or Oxymoron?

Len Kutyla
James and Kutyla Architecture

Tuesday, December 11

The Lounge at Iwan Ries
19 South Wabash


About the Cigar Society of Chicago

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at