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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

LEGO® Build Workshop: Auditorium Building

Theaters have been important in Chicago for many years. The Auditorium Building is more than 125 years old! We'll go on a short walking tour (weather permitting), learn about how function and aesthetic work together, then design our own theaters out of…

Price
$12 public, Free for CAF members
Date
May 21, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$12 public, Free for CAF members
Date
May 21, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

LEGO® Build Workshop: Aqua Tower

Inspired by water, Aqua Tower is aptly named. The skyscraper is both sustainable and beautiful, with wave-like balconies and views of the lake. What will your skyscraper be inspired by? Come find out and build your own sustainable tower using LEGO®.

Price
$12 public, Free for CAF members
Date
June 18, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$12 public, Free for CAF members
Date
June 18, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

LEGO® Build Workshop: Jay Pritzker Pavilion

The Pavilion's architect, Frank Gehry, created curved and abstract structures inspired by art and music. Join us as we visit the iconic pavilion (weather permitting) and learn about Chicago’s great parks. Back in the studio, use LEGO® to build your…

Price
$12 public, Free for CAF members
Date
July 16, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$12 public, Free for CAF members
Date
July 16, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

LEGO® Build Workshop: Willis Tower

Looking up at Chicago’s tallest skyscraper, you might wonder: “How can a building be so tall without falling over?” The Willis Tower is actually made up of nine towers “bundled” together to make it both strong and tall. Join us as we build tall…

Price
$12 public, Free for CAF members
Date
August 20, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$12 public, Free for CAF members
Date
August 20, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

LEGO® Build Workshop: Art Institute of Chicago

Columns, arches and acroteria combine to make this building a Chicago icon. Go on a mini-walking tour to learn about the Art Institute (weather permitting), then create your own mini museum with LEGO® and studio materials.

Price
$12 public, Free for CAF members
Date
September 17, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$12 public, Free for CAF members
Date
September 17, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.