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At Chicago Architecture Foundation, our programs and events help you think differently about the places we live, work and play. Get behind-the-scenes access to the city's architectural treasures. Practice your design skills while you play with your family. Participate in expert-led discussions about the latest urban design issues. With these offerings and so many more to choose from, we guarantee there’s something inspiring and fun for you at CAF. 

Recommended Programs

Motawi Tileworks Trunk Show

Join us in the CAF Store from 11am to 3pm for an exclusive event with Motawi Tileworks. You'll enjoy special discounts and a presentation from the company’s founder.

Price
Free
Date
May 21, 2017
Time
11:00 am
Meet
CAF Store, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Free
Date
May 21, 2017
Time
11:00 am
Meet
CAF Store, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Members Only: CAF 101

Whether you’re a brand new CAF member or have been a member for years, join us for an inside look at CAF's mission, vision and current activities. This presentation will provide insight on the inner workings of CAF and the importance of membership support…

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
June 5, 2017
Time
4:00 pm
Meet
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Free with RSVP
Date
June 5, 2017
Time
4:00 pm
Meet
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Members Only Travel Program: Spring Green, Wisconsin

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday with a visit to some of his masterpieces in Madison and Spring Green, Wisconsin!

Price
$479 per member (based on double occupancy) , $585 per member (single occupancy)
Date
June 8, 2017
Time
8:15 am
Meet
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$479 per member (based on double occupancy) , $585 per member (single occupancy)
Date
June 8, 2017
Time
8:15 am
Meet
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Members Only: Lake Cruise and Fireworks

Our members-only cruise is your chance to take in the city's architecture from a different perspective—on Lake Michigan. Join CAF for an exclusive architecture cruise highlighting Chicago's magnificent skyline, the Lake Michigan shoreline and the river…

Price
$75 CAF members
Date
July 19, 2017
Time
7:30 pm
Meet
Chicago's First Lady Riverside Gardens Dock, southeast corner of the Michigan Ave. bridge (Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr.)

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Price
$75 CAF members
Date
July 19, 2017
Time
7:30 pm
Meet
Chicago's First Lady Riverside Gardens Dock, southeast corner of the Michigan Ave. bridge (Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr.)

Auxiliary Board River Cruise Fundraiser 2017

Save the date for the CAF Auxiliary Board's annual river cruise fundraiser benefiting our Teen Fellows. The Teen Fellows class of 2018 is supported by the CAF Auxiliary Board. We'll celebrate with cocktails, small bites, raffle prizes and onboard entertainment…

Price
Pricing details coming soon
Date
July 25, 2017
Time
6:45 pm
Meet
Chicago's First Lady dock, located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr.

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Price
Pricing details coming soon
Date
July 25, 2017
Time
6:45 pm
Meet
Chicago's First Lady dock, located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr.

Donor Travel Program: Japan & Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birth Year Commemoration

Join CAF on a very special trip to Japan focusing on modern architecture, including two nights as guests to the invitation-only Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birth Year Celebration and Symposium. In addition to Tokyo, we will be touring Nikko, Nagoya, Kyoto…

Price
$5,650 per member (based on double occupancy)*, $6,950 per member (single occupancy)*
Date
September 27, 2017
Time
7:30 pm
Meet
Hotel New Otani, 1-1, Uchisaiwai-Cho 1-Chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 1008558, Japan

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Price
$5,650 per member (based on double occupancy)*, $6,950 per member (single occupancy)*
Date
September 27, 2017
Time
7:30 pm
Meet
Hotel New Otani, 1-1, Uchisaiwai-Cho 1-Chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 1008558, Japan

Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival on October 14 and 15, 2017, that offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago. Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse…

Price
Free
Date
October 14, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
More than 200 sites across the city

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Price
Free
Date
October 14, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
More than 200 sites across the city

Donors Only: Appetite for Design

Donor-level members are welcome to attend this invitation-only program at The National, the former Chicago Public Schools headquarters at 125 S. Clark St. Blue Star Properties Principal Craig Golden will share details about how the historic renovation…

Price
$65 CAF donor level members
Date
May 1, 2017
Time
5:30 pm
Meet
The National, sixth floor, 125 S. Clark St.

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Price
$65 CAF donor level members
Date
May 1, 2017
Time
5:30 pm
Meet
The National, sixth floor, 125 S. Clark St.