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At 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 CAC. 

Teen Open Studio - Dec. 5

Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio on Thursdays from 5—7pm during the school year to get feedback and guidance on independent or competition projects. CPS students are eligible for a stipend when they attend eight or more studios.

Price
Free with registration
Date
December 5, 2019
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
December 5, 2019
Time
5:00 pm

2019 Year in Review: Chicago Design and Development

Don’t miss this special year-end summary of the biggest design and development trends in Chicago with CAC President and CEO Lynn Osmond. Hear about a wide range of transformative projects underway across the city.

Price
$12 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Date
December 11, 2019
Time
12:00 pm

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Date
December 11, 2019
Time
12:00 pm

Teen Open Studio - Dec. 12

Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio on Thursdays from 5—7pm during the school year to get feedback and guidance on independent or competition projects. CPS students are eligible for a stipend when they attend eight or more studios.

Price
Free with registration
Date
December 12, 2019
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
December 12, 2019
Time
5:00 pm

Teen Open Studio - Nov. 21

Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio on Thursdays from 5—7pm during the school year to get feedback and guidance on independent or competition projects. CPS students are eligible for a stipend when they attend eight or more studios.

Price
Free with registration
Date
November 21, 2019
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
November 21, 2019
Time
5:00 pm

The Versatile Skyscraper of the Future

What does the future hold for skyscrapers? We’ll take a look at buildings with flexible floor plates, movable walls, robotic features and other abilities to reconfigure. What bold innovations are still to come? Hear from our panel of experts.

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), $15 CAC Members
Date
November 19, 2019
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
November 19, 2019
Time
6:00 pm

Member Double Discount Days

Kick start your holiday shopping at the CAC during Member Double Discount Days on November 16–24! Members get first access to the best holiday gifts and a special discount of 25% on all store purchases! Check everything off your list and take a walk…

Price
Free
Date
November 16, 2019
Time
9:00 am

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Date
November 16, 2019
Time
9:00 am

Teen Open Studio - Nov. 14

Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio on Thursdays from 5—7pm during the school year to get feedback and guidance on independent or competition projects. CPS students are eligible for a stipend when they attend eight or more studios.

Price
Free with registration
Date
November 14, 2019
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
November 14, 2019
Time
5:00 pm

Teen Open Studio - Nov. 7

Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio on Thursdays from 5—7pm during the school year to get feedback and guidance on independent or competition projects. CPS students are eligible for a stipend when they attend eight or more studios.

Price
Free with registration
Date
November 7, 2019
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
November 7, 2019
Time
5:00 pm

Daytime Talk: Art, Scandal & Architecture in the Gilded Age

Join historian Suzanne Hinman as she discusses her new book, “The Grandest Madison Square Garden.” It is a tale of architecture, art and spectacle that unfolds in scandal-ridden 1890s New York, with some Chicago connections.

Price
Free for CAC Members, $12 Public (includes CAC admission)
Date
October 30, 2019
Time
12:00 pm

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Date
October 30, 2019
Time
12:00 pm

Teen Open Studio - Oct. 24

Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio on Thursdays from 5—7pm during the school year to get feedback and guidance on independent or competition projects. CPS students are eligible for a stipend when they attend eight or more studios.

Price
Free with registration
Date
October 24, 2019
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
October 24, 2019
Time
5:00 pm

Beyond the Big Names: Lesser Known Chicago Architects

Burnham, Wright, Sullivan—they’re all legendary Chicago architects! But this four-part class led by historian Julia Bachrach will illuminate the lives and work of dozens of local architects who have gone largely unnoticed.

Price
$140 public (includes CAC admission), $125 CAC members
Date
October 22, 2019
Time
10:00 am

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Date
October 22, 2019
Time
10:00 am