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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

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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.

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From CAC

Teens gain valuable exposure to design professions


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.

From CAC

Your official guide to Open House Chicago 2019


On October 19–20, join us for the ninth annual Open House Chicago (OHC)—sponsored by Wintrust—and get access to 350 architectural treasures across the city for free. Here are some of this year’s highlights.

Around Town tours the Chicago Architecture Center


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.

From CAC

Celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus with the CAC


This year, the CAC is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus and its lasting legacy on the city with several programs and tours. Come join us at one of our upcoming tours or events!