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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

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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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2016

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Your CAF Winter To-Do List

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It’s the start of a brand new year—make a resolution to explore all that Chicago has to offer! Brave the snow storms and sub-zero temperatures for these fun wintertime activities.

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20 Years at CAF: An Interview with Lynn Osmond

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This year, CAF is celebrating not only our 50th anniversary, but also Lynn Osmond’s 20 years as President and CEO of the organization. Here’s a look back at Lynn’s 20 years at CAF.

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Docent Profile: Mike McMains

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A CAF docent since 2005, Mike McMains has been at the forefront of creating some of our most perennially popular tours. The Elevated Architecture and Must-See Chicago tours showcase Chicago architecture from the city’s own celebrated L trains.

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100 Architecture Tours and Counting

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By the time you read this article, Liz Challoner will have been on at least 108 of our architecture tours—more than anyone in CAF history. She’s a CAF member and a superfan of Chicago. This is her story.

 

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What’s New for Open House Chicago 2016?

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October 15–16, 2016, marks the sixth year of CAF’s Open House Chicago festival. Every year, OHC offers new ways for CAF members and people from all over the world to experience Chicago’s communities and architecture. Here’s what’s new for 2016.

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