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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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2017

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Meet an OHC site host: Jim Rotche of Chicago Tribune

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Jim Rotche is the general manager/publisher of the Chicago Tribune’s suburban publications, including the Naperville Sun, Daily Southtown and Lake County News-Sun. Jim and his team welcomed thousands of visitors to Tribune Tower during Open House Chicago from 2011 to 2015.

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What goes into becoming a River Cruise docent?

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Leading the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises is just like any other CAF tour—except the docent is standing backward on a waterborne craft!

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Your CAF Summer To-Do List

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Chicagoans love summer and for good reason! With festivals, concerts and farmers’ markets galore, the city makes the most of these four short months. Dust off those shorts, lather on the sunscreen and check these items off your summer to-do list.

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Behind the Tour: White City Revisited

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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.

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DiscoverDesign: More than just architecture

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At its core, DiscoverDesign.org 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.

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