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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

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
Meet
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

River Cruise Deep Dive

Although our docents weave a rich and engaging story about over 50 buildings on the CAC's renowned River Cruise, that ninety-minute tour is still not enough time to share all of the interesting facts about the architecture along the Chicago River. Join…

Price
$15 public, FREE for CAC members
Date
June 29, 2022
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$15 public, FREE for CAC members
Date
June 29, 2022
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

2022 Vincent Scully Series: The Future of Architecture in Three Conversations

Scully Series host Reed Kroloff is back, this time exploring the architectural imagination from the perspective of journalist, civil servant and designer. Several accomplished guests join Reed in lively conversation throughout the series' three-part arc…

Price
3-ticket bundle for May 17th, June 8th and June 28th Lectures:,    • $60 public ,    • $40 CAC Members
Date
June 28, 2022
Time
6:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
3-ticket bundle for May 17th, June 8th and June 28th Lectures:,    • $60 public ,    • $40 CAC Members
Date
June 28, 2022
Time
6:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

Greening by Example: A World of Sustainable Design in Chicago

There are differing paths to achieving energy efficiency in buildings. This might involve design strategies, material choices or even a whole-building retrofit. Learn about three trailblazing local projects pointing the way toward a more resilient future…

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

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