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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

Minecraft: Redesign a Park

Visit and study parks in the Loop and learn what it takes to design an outdoor space with the community in mind. Campers age 11 to 14 will meet with architects and designers and redesign an existing park in Minecraft.

Price
$540 public, $427 CAF members
Date
June 26, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$540 public, $427 CAF members
Date
June 26, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Minecraft: Skyscrapers of Tomorrow

Design and build your own skyscraper city in Minecraft! Students age 7 to 10 are invited to take part in this 3-day camp, which includes short walking tours to visit and study buildings in the Loop.

Price
$360 public, $285 CAF members
Date
July 5, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Learn More Sold Out

Price
$360 public, $285 CAF members
Date
July 5, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

SustainableXDesign: Design Challenge 2017

CAF has partnered with Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development to host an intensive, 3-week design program for teens in grades 9-12 this summer.

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
July 16, 2017
Time
8:30 am
Meet
Evanston, Illinois

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Price
Free with RSVP
Date
July 16, 2017
Time
8:30 am
Meet
Evanston, Illinois

Architecture Camp

Children age 7 to 10 will learn about the shapes and structures that keep Chicago’s buildings standing. We'll study examples in the Loop and explore architecture through sketching, model building, storytelling and of course, LEGO®.

Price
$455* public, $360* CAF members
Date
July 17, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$455* public, $360* CAF members
Date
July 17, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Girls Build! Parks and Playgrounds

Girls ages 11 to 14 are invited to learn about landscape architecture and design during this 5-day camp. They will explore parks and playgrounds near the Loop and design their own public park or backyard in our studio.

Price
$435 public, $345 CAF members
Date
August 7, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Learn More Register

Price
$435 public, $345 CAF members
Date
August 7, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.