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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

Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in the Face of Urban Change

Join us in a conversation with representatives of the Bronzeville Historical Society, Chinese American Museum of Chicago and the National Hellenic Museum on safeguarding cultural heritage in the face of urban change. This program is part of Open House…

Price
FREE
Date
October 26, 2021
Time
5:30 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
FREE
Date
October 26, 2021
Time
5:30 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

Songs About Buildings and Moods

Open House Chicago 2021 community partner Access Contemporary Music hosts a panel discussion that explores the intersection of music and architecture. This program is part of Open House Chicago 2021

Price
FREE
Date
October 28, 2021
Time
5:30 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
FREE
Date
October 28, 2021
Time
5:30 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

Tales of the Night Chicago Burned

Join us for a live onstage performance by master storyteller Scott Whitehair. In this original work, Whitehair will weave together personal narratives of triumph and hardship experienced by those who survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Price
Public: $25 in-person, $17 virtual, Members: $17 in-person, $7 virtual, Students: $10 in-person, FREE virtual
Meet
VenueSix10, 610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

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Price
Public: $25 in-person, $17 virtual, Members: $17 in-person, $7 virtual, Students: $10 in-person, FREE virtual
Meet
VenueSix10, 610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

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
$5 for adult chaperones, FREE for CAC members , FREE for students
Date
January 8, 2022
Time
10:00 am
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center

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Price
$5 for adult chaperones, FREE for CAC members , FREE for students
Date
January 8, 2022
Time
10:00 am
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center

Old & New Design Along the Red Line

Join us as we travel south to 95th Street. We’ll explore residential neighborhoods from the early 1900s, as well as modern institutions serving South Side communities today.

Price
$15 public, FREE for CAC members , FREE for students
Date
November 10, 2021
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
November 10, 2021
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)