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CAF to update world’s largest model of Chicago with 16 new buildings using 3D printing techniques
Columbian Model & Exhibit Works designs structures for the Chicago Model to reflect the city’s new architecture

Fourth annual Open House Chicago breaks attendance and economic impact records
CAF’s citywide architecture festival generates highest turn-out and economic impact to-date

Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Weekend Festival Honors National Engineers Week
February 21—22, visit CAF for free family events and activities that explore the fascinating world of engineering

Chicago Architecture Foundation Launches Skyline Stories
Watch, listen and read about the architecture that defined Chicago, and the designers who changed the shape of the city

Open House Chicago Offers Look Inside Chicago’s Best-Known and Little-Known Spaces During a FREE Two-Day Event
Chicago Architecture Foundation’s fourth annual event opens 18 neighborhoods and more than 150 sites, Oct. 18 & 19

CAF 2013 Illinois Excellence Award

Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art present an evening dialogue with Elizabeth Diller
Renowned architect Elizabeth Diller and Reed Kroloff discuss the creative processes of art, architecture and design

The 32nd annual Newhouse Architecture & Design Competition recognizes the design achievements of high school CPS students
Participants win internships and apprenticeships with design firms around the country

2014 DiscoverDesign.org National High School Architecture Competition winners announced
First, second and third prize winners are awarded for creative concepts to redesign their high school athletic pavilions

Chicago Women in Architecture launch exhibition for 40th anniversary
The Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts exhibition honoring the accomplishments of CWA design professionals

Chicago Architecture Scavenger Hunt
Venture through the Loop with friends in this fun architectural discovery game

“Chicago: City of Big Data” Exhibition Explores the Digital Age of Urban Design
The May 8 launch of Chicago Architecture Foundation’s exhibition connects people to the data they generate and its influence on the built environment

Go behind the scenes of the historic private Columbia Yacht Club on Lake Michigan
Tour the classic MV Abegweit “Abby” ferry for Chicago Architecture Foundation’s next Behind-the-Scenes event

Carol Ross Barney, Studio Gang Architects, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and others create LEGO masterpieces to be auctioned
LEGO and acclaimed Chicago architects and designers partner with Chicago Architecture Foundation in support of the 39th Annual Gala

Tour Chicago for National Architecture Week
CAF’s tours recognize the nation’s most celebrated designers of the built environment

Join CAF for an exclusive tour of the historic Auditorium Theatre
The new Behind-the-Scenes program offers an all-access pass to this Chicago landmark

Drinks + Design at ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF
CAF invites guests to enjoy an evening of cocktails and LEGO

Chicago Architecture Foundation Celebrates National Engineers Week, February 16 - 22
A week-long series of tours, workshops and demonstrations recognizes the industry’s most innovative structural achievements

Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) Selected as American Architectural Foundation’s 2014 Keystone Laureate
CAF to be Honored at AAF’s 25th Annual Accent on Architecture Gala in Washington, D.C.

New exhibition calls for a bold vision of the “Great Basin”
Great Cities, Great Lakes, Great Basin exhibition open through February 3, 2014

Open House Chicago offers look inside Chicago’s best-known and little-known spaces during free 2-day event
CAF’s third annual event opens 15 neighborhoods and over 150 sites, Oct. 19 & 20

Three cutting-edge designs selected as winners of Bus Rapid Transit Station Design Competition
Global ideas competition included entries from 42 firm and 14 countries

10 finalists announced in second annual national DiscoverDesign.org high school architecture competition
Winner to be announced June 11, wins architectural trip to Chicago

CAF Celebrates National Engineers Week During the Month of February
FREE programming includes lectures, family programs, teen design studio

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