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Located at 111 E. Wacker Dr. at Michigan Avenue, the CAC will be a place to discover the stories and secrets behind Chicago’s magnificent architecture—through exhibits, tours and programs.

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Our 13th annual Emerging Chicago bus tour offers the opportunity to visit exciting new projects designed by Gensler, the world’s largest architecture firm. Join us as we celebrate the firm’s 20 years of influence in Chicago.

4 Hours
$50 public
$42 CAF members
Gensler Offices, 11 E. Madison St.

The tour starts at Gensler's Chicago office, located in the Sullivan Center at 11 E. Madison. We’ll have a unique opportunity to meet with architects and designers and learn about their design process and inspirations for several stunning new projects. The tour will continue to Fulton West, a previously abandoned development in Fulton Market that is now a unique workplace for high-tech tenants and headquarters for Sterling Bay, one of Chicago's largest developers. We'll also tour the state-of-the-art training facility at the Plumbers Local 130 UA Training Center and visit The Post Office, a historic, 2.8 million square foot building that is being reimagined as a hub for business and commerce.

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From March to November, CAF is offering several one-time-only bus tours! Explore different architecture topics throughout Chicagoland and save up to 40% off the public price when you book multiple tours in the series. These tours are expected to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! For a list of all the tours included in this offer, visit


$50 public / $42 members
Buy two tickets to multiple tours and save 20% on the public price
Buy 3 or 4 tickets to multiple tours and save 25% on the public price 
Buy 5 or more tickets to multiple tours and save 40% on the public price
Discount will automatically apply when tickets are added to the cart.

Upcoming Emerging Chicago Tours