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Registration for the 2014 Newhouse competition is now closed. Check back next year for the 2015 competition!

Newhouse InternshipS and AwardS

We are excited to offer the winners of our Newhouse Program & Competition paid internships with architecture, design and construction firms throughout the city of Chicago. This is a great opportunity to experience working in a real office on real projects.

Click below to see our current and past partnering firms:

2014 Participating Firms:

bKL Architecture

Eckenhoff Saunders Architects

Goettsch Partners

Holabird & Root

Landon Bone Baker


Past Participating Firms:

Ghafari Architects
McHugh Construction
Studio Gang Architects
Tishman Construction
Turner Construction

There are several ways to support CPS students participating in Newhouse, including:

JURY DAY VOLUNTEER – Participate in Newhouse Jury Day
HOST A SUMMER INTERN – Sponsor a high school student from the Newhouse Architecture & Design Competition as a summer intern
DESIGN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP – Sponsor a high school student from the Newhouse Architecture & Design Competition to participate in a summer design education experience
MATERIALS SPONSOR – Purchase prizes for high school students in the Newhouse Architecture & Design Competition
UNRESTRICTED CONTRIBUTION – Support the work of CAF with an unrestricted contribution; gifts will underwrite staff and general administrative costs

Contact us for ways to participate in 2015!


Design Education Experiences

We are excited to offer the winners of our Newhouse Program & Competition several design education experiences through our partner schools. We hope to give students the opportunity to live the design school and studio experience. We currently partner with the following academic institutions for summer programs:

Taliesin East trip 2012




Every year, the Chicago Architecture Foundation brings six students from Chicago Public Schools to participate in a week-long intensive studio course at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin School of Architecture in Spring Green, Wisconsin. These students are chosen through their participation in our annual Newhouse Competition.

Learn more about this program!



Illinois Institute of Technology
Experiment in Architecture


CAF sponsors trips to this local Chicago summer architecture program at the Illinois Institute of Technology. In this program, Students will tour the city of Chicago, complete a series of design projects, and attend lectures by IIT faculty. The program is intended to inform students about the study and practice of architecture, and will assist participants in making an informed decision about pursuing an architectural education and career.

Learn more about this program!

CAF’s Newhouse Program and Architecture Competition is supported in part by:

The Brinson Foundation
Chicago Public Schools
Children’s Care Foundation
CAF Auxiliary Board
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency
Melissa Arnold Memorial by Dean J. Arnold
The Rhoades Foundation
Mr. Thomas E. Brean
Sharon and Todd Walbert
Wells Fargo



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