With the world turning its eyes to a new tomorrow and America reshaping and greening its infrastructure, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects, is proud to host “reForm()” -- A conference that explores how architects, engineers, artists and designers are using new HARDWARE, SOFTWARE and MIDDLEWARE technologies to transform the ways in which buildings and spaces perform, act and operate. Set in the heart of Chicago, a city with a legacy of innovation in design and building technology, ACADIA09 provides a unique forum for the examination of emerging research and design in today's building and design professions.