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At the Chicago Architecture Center, 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 the CAC. 

Recommended Programs

Homes Delivered: The Story of Sears Home Kits

Shoppers flocked to mail-order retailers during the 20th century, even going so far as to order their homes through the mail. Between 1908 and 1940, the Chicago-based retailer Sears sold more than 70,000 customizable home kits, making it the largest and…

Price
$15 public, FREE for CAC members , FREE for students
Date
January 27, 2022
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$15 public, FREE for CAC members , FREE for students
Date
January 27, 2022
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

Inviting Chicago's Architecture to Your Wedding

Grab your honey and get ready to snuggle as we kick off the Valentine’s Day weekend! We will be talking with experts in Chicago's wedding industry about how to incorporate the city's architecture on your special day.

Price
$15 public, $7 Members, $7 students
Date
February 10, 2022
Time
6:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$15 public, $7 Members, $7 students
Date
February 10, 2022
Time
6:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

Art Nouveau and Chicago Architects

Before Art Deco, another design style was favored by Chicago's great architects as a way to add character to their buildings. Explore the city's connections to Art Nouveau through various buildings that can still be seen today.

Price
$15 public, FREE for CAC members
Date
February 23, 2022
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$15 public, FREE for CAC members
Date
February 23, 2022
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

Chicago's Most Endangered Buildings 2022

What buildings in Chicago are most endangered this year? Find out at the unveiling of the 20th annual “Chicago 7,” a list from Preservation Chicago that identifies significant structures and public spaces preservationists hope to protect from the…

Price
Free with registration
Date
March 9, 2022
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
Free with registration
Date
March 9, 2022
Time
12:00 pm
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Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

Girls Build! Day 2022: Women Building Chicago

Join us for a special STEM festival designed just for girls ages 11-16! Girls will build, learn and network with professionals from more than 15 different STEM organizations.

Price
Registration for this event is closed
Date
March 12, 2022
Time
10:00 am
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Chicago Architecture Center

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Registration for this event is closed
Date
March 12, 2022
Time
10:00 am
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Chicago Architecture Center

Engineering Fest 2022: Access to Experts

Our annual Engineering Fest is back in person this year! Join us for a day of discovery, as children ages 8-14 are invited to build and learn, view two floors of exhibits, meet engineers and explore how architecture and engineering partner to create the…

Price
FREE for children 14 and under, $7 public
Date
May 28, 2022
Time
10:00 am
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Chicago Architecture Center

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Price
FREE for children 14 and under, $7 public
Date
May 28, 2022
Time
10:00 am
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center