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  • A behind-the-scenes look into our tours, programs and educational initiatives
  • How CAC impacts and interprets Chicago
  • An introduction to our expert staff, volunteers and partners

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We’re up to a lot around here, and we’d like to start sharing the personal side of CAC.

Our work, the issues we care about, and our passion for architecture all inspire the culture of this organization.

Consider this section of our website a behind-the-scenes look at the people and events happening at CAC. Stop by from time to time to learn more about who we are and what we do.

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From CAC

Remembering Helmut Jahn


Helmut Jahn’s impact on architectural design in Chicago was immediate and enduring.

From CAC

Looking Up: CAC Docents in Love


In addition to loving Chicago, its architecture and history, some CAC docents, education guides and exhibit hosts have found love with each other. In celebration of Valentine’s Day—and 50 years of the docent program—here are a few of those stories.

From CAC

6 questions with NOMA president Jason Pugh


Gensler architect and urban designer Jason Pugh is deeply involved in shaping neighborhoods. Now at the helm of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), Pugh outlines an important year ahead for the rapidly growing advocacy group.

From CAC

Looking Up: 50 Years of CAC Docents


The CAC is proud to celebrate 50 years of its field-leading docent program in 2021 with “Looking Up,” a series of articles, fun facts and more published throughout this special anniversary.