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The Chicago Architecture Center’s Industry Council program offers exclusive benefits and unique opportunities for businesses wanting to support the education, exploration and appreciation of architecture and design.

The Industry Council gives your company access to a selective network of firms that are involved in Chicago’s built environment. All Industry Council members receive exclusive benefits and recognition, including invites to networking events and complimentary CAC exhibit and tour passes.

Other benefits include:

  • Increased brand visibility
  • Employee volunteer opportunities
  • Discounts on CAC programs
  • Discounts on CAC store items
  • Open House Chicago Priority Access passes

Membership levels

All Industry Council members receive exclusive benefits and recognition. To learn more, contact Patricia Garza, Director, Corporate and Institutional Relations at pgarza@architecture.org or 312.561.2113 (office) or 312.719.0501 (mobile).

Industry Council members provide their support with an annual membership at one of four levels, beginning at $1,500.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS


INDUSTRY COUNCIL LEADERSHIP BREAKFASTS

Every quarter, the CAC hosts a Industry Council leadership breakfast that features a noteworthy speaker who addresses hot topics in architecture, design or urbanism.

2019 SPEAKERS
Q1: March 28—Mark Lamster, Dallas Morning News architecture critic
Q2: June 19—Judy Frydland, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Buildings
Q3: October 3—Field site visit to Skender Modular Construction site 
Q4: October 23—Cook County Assessor, Fritz Kaegi 

2020 DATES
Kick-off event: January 14—Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago
Q1: February 20—Real estate and economic forecast from Mary Ludgin, Managing Director, Heitman
Q2: June 25—"Making Chicago a World-Class Tech Hub" with Brad Henderson, CEO of P33
Q3: September 16


Current members

Principal Level

Forward SpaceRelated Midwest

The John Buck CompanyThornton TomasettiGoettsch Partners

Turner Construction Company FoundationAdrian Smith + Gordon Gill ArchitectureMagellan Development

Sterling BayArcelorMittalLendleaseULSOMUSG Foundation

PARTNER LEVEL

Perkins + WillGolub & CompanyDMAOxford Capital

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban HabitatRiverside InvestmentsStone Real EstateTawani Property Mgmn't

Ozinga

LEADER LEVEL

Skender ConstructionCallison RTKL AssociatesStantecHeitmanHKS

Epstein Harley Ellis DevereauxKrueck + Sexton ArchitectsClune Construction CompanyGhafari Associates, LLC

OptimaWoha, SingaporeAIA ChicagoDLA PiperClayco

Jahn LLCWMA Consulting EngineersGensler

Solomon Cordwell Buenz bKL Architecture Pappageorge Haymes Syska Hennessy GroupPower ConstructionJDL Wight & Co

ASSOCIATE LEVEL

Barnes & Thornburg
CMK Companies
DMAC Architecture

 

HOK
NORR
Site Design Group, Ltd.

 
ENTREPRENEUR LEVEL

ARUP
Bear Construction
Cannon Design
CBRE
CEDARst Companies
Chicago Metal Rolled Products
Clark Construction
Columbian Model & Exhibit
Eastlake Studio
Eckenhoff Saunders Architects

 

Executive Construction
exp.
FGP Atelier
FirstService Residential
Hartshorne Plunkard 
Hoerr Schaudt
Holabird & Root
JGMA
Magnusson Klemencic
Ratio Architects

 

Real Restoration Group
Ross Barney Architects
SMNG A Ltd.
Studio Gang
Structured Development
STL Architects
Tully & Associates
Valerio Dewalt Train
WSP