As the Chicago Architecture Foundation puts the final touches on its new home at 111 E. Wacker Drive, the nonprofit organization has released a fresh batch of renderings offering a sneak peek inside its upcoming facility.
- 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
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The Chicago Architecture Foundation, a longtime cultural attraction and operator of popular architecture cruises, will formally open the doors to its new and expanded Wacker Drive location and rebrand as the Chicago Architecture Center on August 31.
CAF's Jen Masengarb recently collaborated with WBEZ's Curious City to explore the evolution of Chicago's public school designs.
The opening of the Chicago Architecture Center is an exciting moment for the entire city.
We spoke with some of our partners to ask them what their hopes are for the Center and how they believe CAF can continue to grow as a leader in building a better Chicago.
In 2017, CAF launched a popular series of limited edition bus tours. We created one special bus tour a month, from March to October, to showcase neighborhoods, buildings, parks or landmarks not visited in other CAF tours.
In 2015, a small group of Chicago Public School teens met over the course of nine months to design what has become the signature teen program of the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Steel and mining company ArcelorMittal is among the early lead donors who are truly paving the way to make the Chicago Architecture Center a reality.
At CAF's upcoming book club, architect Doug Farr will discuss his new book "Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future" and debate this urgent issue with other architects and design enthusiasts.
Chicago has so many amazing stories to tell.
On its 125th birthday, what's left from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition?via Chicago Sun-Times
Innovation in Architecture
Architectural innovations like the steel-frame skyscraper have reshaped the built world's look and function. And every day, new technologies enable architects to address the challenges of the future.
Questions for an architect: Chris Wilkinsonvia CAF
Parks & Public Spaces
Chicago’s playscapes - parks, playgrounds and green spaces - bring Chicagoans and visitors outside to play.