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At the Chicago Architecture Foundation we want to help you understand the topics, ideas and people that shape our cities and our world.

Our exhibitions encourage visitors to discover spaces, places and structures that impact the way we live, learn, work and play.

Visit us and immerse yourself in our permanent installation, the Chicago Model, or stay right where you are and explore our current exhibitions online. In person or online, let us help you learn from the past, explore the present and imagine the future of architecture and urban design.

Chicago Model

The Chicago Model is the largest, most detailed replica of Chicago. Here’s its story.

Price
Free and open to the public
Hours
Open 9am–9pm daily
Meet
CAF Atrium Gallery, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Between States—50 Designers Transform Chicago's Neighborhoods

Between States—50 Designers Transform Chicago's Neighborhoods is an ambitious showcase of 50 community-based design solutions to transform underappreciated and underperforming spaces in Chicago into rejuvenated civic anchors.

Price
Free and open to the public
Hours
9am to 9pm daily
Meet
CAF Atrium Gallery, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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