It’s not very common to see high school students working at paid internships. But in summer 2019, the CAC’s Teen Fellows had an amazing opportunity to do just that, at some of the top architecture firms and construction companies in the city.
- 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
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With more than 75 walking tours to choose from, it can be difficult to pick just one! If you only have a day with us, here are some of our top tours with frequent departures year-round. Which one is the best fit for you?
While checking out the Chicago Model in the Chicago Gallery, [Ana] speaks with the creator, Cathy Tinker, about how the 4,000 building project was constructed. The visually stunning model comes with interactive features, which display bike routes in the city, the path of the Chicago Fire and much more.
The Chicago Architecture Center offers over 80 tours of downtown and the neighborhoods, by foot, bicycle, bus and boat. Their new exhibit space on Wacker Drive features multiple galleries and displays. Volunteer architects offer educational programs for students and families and internships in architecture and design.
He opened my eyes to a whole new world. That’s the sentiment most commonly expressed in hundreds of remembrances left for Yale University professor Vincent Scully upon his death at age 97 in 2017.
Parks & Public Spaces
Chicago’s playscapes - parks, playgrounds and green spaces - bring Chicagoans and visitors outside to play.
What's new on the Riverwalk?via CAC
Chicago has so many amazing stories to tell.
Local Frank Lloyd Wright buildings earn UNESCO World Heritage designationvia CAC
Innovation in Architecture
Architectural innovations like the steel-frame skyscraper have reshaped the built world's look and function. And every day, new technologies enable architects to address the challenges of the future.