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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. 

Windows on Design Workshop

Stained glass has been enhancing buildings around the world for thousands of years. Discover how these windows are designed and then make your own acrylic stained-glass window.

Price
$25 Public, $20 Members
Date
March 30, 2024
Time
1:00 pm
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$25 Public, $20 Members
Date
March 30, 2024
Time
1:00 pm
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Chicago’s Most Endangered Buildings 2024

Join the Chicago Architecture Center and Preservation Chicago as we reveal Chicago's 7 Most Endangered Buildings for 2024.

Price
Free with registration
Date
March 6, 2024
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Hybrid: In Person & Zoom

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Price
Free with registration
Date
March 6, 2024
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Hybrid: In Person & Zoom

Teen Saturday Studios 2024

Led by experienced professionals in architecture, design, engineering, and other related fields, Teen Saturday Studios offer a unique opportunity to learn from those in the field and develop valuable skills that can be applied in a range of real-world…

Price
Free (registration required)
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Harold Washington College 30 E Lake St Chicago, IL 60601

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Price
Free (registration required)
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Harold Washington College 30 E Lake St Chicago, IL 60601

Girls Build! Spring 2024

Girls Build! is a unique experiential program designed to engage girls ages 12-15. Participants will receive hands-on learning and skill-based practice with architecture, as well as learning from women who are leading the way in STEAM Fields.

Price
Free (registration required)
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ArcelorMittal Design Studio at Chicago Architecture Center

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Free (registration required)
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ArcelorMittal Design Studio at Chicago Architecture Center

Chicago's Birthday

March 4, 2024, is Chicago’s 187th Birthday and we look good for our age! If you are visiting the Center or taking a tour on Monday, March 4 between 12p and 2p – stop by the Chicago Gallery and learn from one of our experts about how and why Chicago became…

Price
Free (No RSVP required)
Date
March 4, 2024
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
Free (No RSVP required)
Date
March 4, 2024
Time
12:00 pm
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Chicago Architecture Center 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Roots of Reform: A Woman’s Place is…?

Early Chicago female reformers left a legacy that influences public policy and social justice activism to this day. Join us as we explore their place… where they lived, worked, and made a difference in Chicago through the safety net they wove.

Price
$15 Public, Free for Members
Date
April 3, 2024
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom

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Price
$15 Public, Free for Members
Date
April 3, 2024
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom

Skyline Sketching

Explore the dynamic world of urban landscapes in our adult drop-in workshop on sketching Chicago’s great skyline. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned artist, join us for a hands-on experience where you'll refine your sketching techniques and discover…

Price
Free (registration required)
Date
April 9, 2024
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center Design Store 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
Free (registration required)
Date
April 9, 2024
Time
12:00 pm
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Chicago Architecture Center Design Store 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Art Deco Outside of the Loop - Part 2

A continuation of last year’s popular program that looked at Chicago Art Deco buildings outside of downtown.

Price
$15 Public, Free for Members
Date
April 24, 2024
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Virtual: Zoom

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Price
$15 Public, Free for Members
Date
April 24, 2024
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Virtual: Zoom