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  • A behind-the-scenes look into our tours, programs and educational initiatives
  • How CAC 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 CAC.

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 CAC. Stop by from time to time to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Latest Updates on Happening @CAC

2020

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4 questions with CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi

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What will the future of transportation look like in Chicago? How has the COVID-19 pandemic shifted transportation priorities? These are just a few questions the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been grappling with the past few months.

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What’s new in the CAC’s Building Tall exhibit?

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The ever-changing roster of scale model skyscrapers in the Building Tall exhibit—located on the second floor of the CAC, in the Drake Family Skyscraper Gallery—introduces visitors to design and engineering marvels from around the world.

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A summer stroll along Logan Boulevard

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Logan Boulevard, with its flowering trees in bloom, is a green getaway to explore this summer. Among all Chicago’s historic boulevards, this two-and-a-half-mile stretch remains one of the most intact.

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CAC Recommends: July 2

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While CAC docents, staff members and volunteers practice safe spatial distancing, we’re busy listening to, viewing, and reading various media to rediscover why design matters. This week we’re highlighting women of color in architecture.

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CAC Recommends: June 25

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While CAC docents, staff members and volunteers practice safe spatial distancing, we’re busy listening to, viewing, and reading various media to rediscover why design matters.

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Galewood: Edge of the Bungalow Belt

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Where is Galewood? From Lake Michigan, travel west along North Avenue for about eight miles and you’ll happen upon the southern border of a small neighborhood with big architecture.

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CAC Recommends: June 18

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This week, we’re taking a look at one of the things we do best at the CAC: lead tours focused on—and celebrating—Chicago’s fascinating architecture.

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CAC Recommends: June 11

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While CAC docents, staff members and volunteers practice safe spatial distancing, we’re busy listening to, viewing, and reading various media to rediscover why design matters. This week, we’re reflecting on an historic speech by Whitney Young.

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