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  • A behind-the-scenes look into our tours, programs and educational initiatives
  • How CAF impacts and interprets Chicago
  • An introduction to our expert staff, volunteers and partners

About This Topic

We’re up to a lot around here, and we’d like to start sharing the personal side of CAF.

Our work, the issues we care about, and our passion for architecture all inspire the culture of this organization.

Consider this section of our website a behind-the-scenes look at the people and events happening at CAF. Stop by from time to time to learn more about who we are and what we do.

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Behind the Tour: White City Revisited


Each year, CAF staff and our team of more than 450 dedicated docents work together to create new ways to experience architecture. But have you ever wondered what inspires our tours? Here’s the story behind our White City Revisited tour.

From CAF

DiscoverDesign: More than just architecture


At its core, is all about design challenges.

Launched in 2012, the website gives students and teachers a place to work together and find solutions to real world challenges.

From CAF

Newhouse Architecture and Design Competition for teens turns 35


Just like the world of architecture, the Newhouse Architecture and Design Competition has gone through many changes over the past 35 years. What hasn’t changed, however, is the impact the competition makes on thousands of Chicago-area teens.