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Weekend Programs

Cultivate your passion

Spend a Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon with other architecture aficionados during one of our weekend programs. We offer you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of architecture and the built environment through expert-led tours, workshops, and symposia.

Looking for Teen Programs?

Spend your weekend learning, building and drawing with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The Saturdays in the Studio workshops are a great way to learn a new skill from trained architects, landscape architects and urban planners.  Workshops are open to all high school-aged students. Learn more in our Education section>>


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LEGO® Build

Every Sunday, beginning March 23, 2014

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For many architects, building with LEGOs was their first step towards cultivating a mind for design, and they often return to this classic toy to spark their imagination. Today, sets like the LEGO Architecture Studio are more sophisticated and versatile than ever, appealing to teens and adults as well. Building with this set at the ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF is a fun way for people to get inspired by architecture and learn the fundamentals while creating their own designs!

Every Sunday in 2014, we host workshops led by guest designers, offering two sessions each day with themes that change monthly to drive the topics of discussion and kinds of structures that guests build. Our studios are open to all, and visitors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

TIME: Two shifts (12pm – 2pm; 2:30pm – 4:30pm)
COST: $10 non-members, $5 members
LOCATION: CAF Design Studio, 224 S. Michigan Ave


2014 Schedule of Themes:
March: Abstraction 
April: Scale   Register Now>>
May: Space
June: Repetition
July: Landmarks
August: Surface
September: Mass
October: Symmetry
November: City Scale
December: Home for the Holidays


The following dates will not be available:

May 11th (Private event)
May 26th (Memorial Day Weekend)
July 6th (Independence Day Weekend)
August 31st (Labor Day Weekend)
October 19th (OHC Weekend)
November 30th (Thanksgiving Weekend)
December 28th (Christmas Weekend)

This Week's Public Programs

Wed, 16 Apr 2014
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Sun, 20 Apr 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

LEGO® BUILDRecurring Event
Sun, 20 Apr 2014
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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