Saturday Studio: Site Specific Development
This Saturday Studio will be led by Oak Park Station lead Evan Watson from FitzGerald Associates Architects. Students will be challenged to design and build a series of buildings for a specific site to meet client needs. Students will learn about massing…
Members Only: "100 Things to Do in Chicago" Discussion and Book Signing
Soaring skyscrapers, deep-dish pizza and improv comedy may be what the city is best known for, but they are only the beginning of Chicago's story. Join author and Chicago Architecture Foundation docent Molly Page as she discusses her new book "100 Things…
Design Dialogues: 50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards
To create its new exhibition, CAF recently paired 50 local architects and designers with each of Chicago’s 50 wards. Their mission? To identify one speculative design intervention aimed at improving livability in a given ward.
Members Only Exhibition Viewing: 50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards
Join us between 4 and 5:30pm for an exclusive look at CAF’s newest exhibition, “50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards” featuring guidance from curator and UrbanLab co-founder Martin Felsen and Matt Messner of AtelierME+MR. CAF’s ambitious new exhibition…
Artist Talk at LUMA’s “Community Uprooted: Eminent Domain in the U.S.”
Join Chicago photographer Richard Wasserman at Loyola University Museum of Art for a look at his “Community Uprooted” exhibition, which explores the impact of eminent domain on the lives of Americans across the U.S.
Read and Build: Dreaming Up, A Celebration of Building
Let's celebrate buildings from around the world using studio materials, a variety of building blocks and our imaginations. Drop in any time between 9am and 12pm to enjoy multiple readings of "Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building" by Christy Hale.
Members Only Travel Program: Springfield, Illinois
Join us for an exciting, architecture-rich trip to Springfield, the state capital of Illinois. Our two-day journey will take us to a pair of treasured Frank Lloyd Wright homes and to Springfield’s Greek Revival Old State Capitol building. We’ll also…
Book Signing: "Gates of Harvard Yard" by Blair Kamin
Experience a lecture, book signing and reception event featuring Chicago Tribune architecture critic and Pulitzer Prize-winner Blair Kamin, presented in partnership with the Harvard Club of Chicago.
Book Club: The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Celebrate Jane Jacobs' 100th birthday by studying and discussing excerpts from her seminal work, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities." We'll also take a look at other influential figures in mid-century American planning efforts. Paul Durica—author…
Read and Build: Sammy and the Skyscraper Sandwich
In May, we'll hear a story about a gravity-defying sandwich, then build our own take-home towers, built layer by layer, the way Sammy does it. Drop in any time between 9am and 12pm to enjoy multiple readings of Lorraine Francis's "Sammy and the Skyscraper…