CAC Live: Architect Talk: 2020 Pritzker Prize Laureates Grafton Architects
Don’t miss this lecture from 2020 Pritzker Prize laureates Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects, co-presented with the Irish Consulate General in Chicago. Founded in 1978, Grafton lays claim to noteworthy buildings worldwide.
CAC Live: Reflections of an Architecture Critic: A Conversation with Blair Kamin
During 28 years as architecture critic at the Chicago Tribune, Blair Kamin deepened civic awareness of design. Join Kamin as he revisits three decades of skyline-shaping towers, imaginative local projects and transformations of the public realm.
CAC Live: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago and the Civil War
Rosehill Cemetery is the final resting place of many individuals involved in the Civil War including political leaders, newspaper editors who shaped public opinion and officers who led brigades.
CAC Live: Design Dialogues: Healthy Buildings and the Workplace
The pandemic puts health and safety in the workplace to the test, with improved airflow and sanitation taking on new urgency. Learn what goes into designing healthy buildings and how these approaches apply to office and residential settings alike.
Behind-the-Scenes Virtual Tour: St. Regis Chicago (formerly Vista Tower)
Don’t miss this donor-exclusive virtual tour of the nearly complete St. Regis Chicago (formerly Vista Tower). The architect-led tour reveals design and engineering moves, newly finished spaces and sweeping skyline views. A live Q&A follows.
CHICAGO-LONDON INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE: Tall Buildings & the Zero-Carbon Agenda
Join designers and planners from Chicago and London as we discuss how tall buildings and the zero-carbon agenda affect both cities.
CAC Live: The Evolution of School Design in Chicago
From historic buildings that escaped the Chicago Fire of 1871 to stunning contemporary designs, explore how Chicago's schools have been adapted for today's needs.
Skyscraper Innovations: The Construction Materials Defining Chicago's Newest Tall Buildings
Twenty-one years in to the new millennium, innovative construction materials are altering Chicago in noticeable ways. CAC docent Kevin Griebenow highlights changes in skyscraper construction and engineering tied to recent material breakthroughs.
Film Screening & Discussion: “The Shame of Chicago”
Join us for an exclusive screening of Episode 3 of Bruce Orenstein’s new documentary series, The Shame of Chicago, exploring predatory contract home sales in Chicago after World War II. Moderated discussion to follow.
CAC Live: Architect Talk: Lawrence Scarpa with Planning Commissioner Maurice Cox
Brooks + Scarpa founding principal Lawrence Scarpa explores how design excellence can revolutionize housing for communities in need, in conversation with Maurice Cox, Commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development.
Japan to Chicago: Architectural Connections
Architecture in Chicago has long drawn influence from Japan. Trace the connections beginning with parallels to Japanese architectural tradition found in Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and continuing on to Japanese architects practicing in Chicago today.