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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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Your CAF Spring To-Do List


Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and the sun is shining—spring has finally arrived! As blustery winds and snow fade into memory, it’s time to take in all that Chicago has to offer.

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Open House Chicago 2016: By the Numbers


Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 200 buildings across Chicago. Since 2011, OHC has attracted more than 1.4 million visits to 520 unique sites of architectural interest.

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What is Landscape Architecture?


Just a short two years before the first fairgoers stepped through the entrance gates—tickets in hand to see the gleaming “White City” architecture of the World’s Columbian Exposition—Jackson Park was a muddy, swampy mess.