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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

The Women of Mid-Century Modernism

Join us for a lively presentation on Mid-Century Modern women architects, developers, interior designers and landscape architects from the 1950s–1970s.

Price
$15 public, FREE for CAC members , FREE for students, FREE for seniors
Date
December 8, 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, FREE for seniors
Date
December 8, 2021
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

Architect Talk: Werner Sobek on Bringing Bold Ideas to Life

Architect and engineer Werner Sobek has a knack for making the world’s most complex designs possible. His imaginative structural solutions have aided the work of Helmut Jahn, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaus and others over a fruitful career.

Price
$15 public, $7 CAC Members, $7 students, $7 seniors
Date
December 16, 2021
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$15 public, $7 CAC Members, $7 students, $7 seniors
Date
December 16, 2021
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

The Chicago Public Library through an Architectural Lens

Join us as we explore the buildings of the Chicago Public Library, from its beginning in the 19th century in an unused water tower, to its dazzling 21st century neighborhood branches.

Price
$15 public, FREE for CAC members , FREE for students
Date
January 12, 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 12, 2022
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
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
FREE but registration is required
Date
January 8, 2022
Time
10:00 am
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Chicago Architecture Center

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Price
FREE but registration is required
Date
January 8, 2022
Time
10:00 am
Meet
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
$7 public, includes admission to the CAC, FREE for children 12 and under
Date
February 26, 2022
Time
10:00 am
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Chicago Architecture Center

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Price
$7 public, includes admission to the CAC, FREE for children 12 and under
Date
February 26, 2022
Time
10:00 am
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center