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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

Auxiliary Board River Cruise Fundraiser: Luau on the River

Join the CAF Auxiliary Board on their annual river cruise fundraiser benefiting CAF’s Teen Academy. Guests will enjoy a sunset cruise with world-class architecture, cocktails, delicious small bites and on-board entertainment. This year’s theme is "Luau…

Price
$125 per ticket, $1,000 and up for sponsorships
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
$125 per ticket, $1,000 and up for sponsorships
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.

Members Only Travel Program: Columbus, Indiana

CAF invites you to discover the many architectural treasures of Columbus, Indiana—home to more than 75 buildings designed by internationally celebrated architects. Join us Sept. 7-9 on an exploration of works by I.M. Pei, Eliel Saarinen, Harry Weese…

Price
$800 per member (based on double occupancy) , $950 per member (single occupancy)
Date
September 7, 2017
Time
6:45 am
Meet
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$800 per member (based on double occupancy) , $950 per member (single occupancy)
Date
September 7, 2017
Time
6:45 am
Meet
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 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
September 12, 2017
Time
1:30 pm
Meet
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Free with RSVP
Date
September 12, 2017
Time
1:30 pm
Meet
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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