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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. 

High School Competition Workshop

Working on a project for the Newhouse or Discoverdesign.org Competitions? Come join us at CAF for some one-on-one feedback from professional architect, design and engineering mentors from the Chicago area. Bring your projects or saved project files, or…

Price
FREE
Date
April 8, 2015
Time
12:00 pm

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Date
April 8, 2015
Time
12:00 pm

Minsuk Cho at the Art Institute of Chicago

Join us for a lecture by Minsuk Cho, founder of MASS Studies in Seoul. As the Commissioner of the Korean Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition—la Biennale di Venezia, he was awarded the Golden Lion for the Best National Participation…

Price
Free
Date
April 7, 2015
Time
6:30 pm

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Date
April 7, 2015
Time
6:30 pm

Members Only: Screening: Love Under Fire

Members of the Chicago Architecture Foundation are invited for a screening of Love Under Fire: The Story of Bertha and Potter Palmer.

Price
Members- $35
Date
March 30, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
March 30, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

Saturday Studio: Light and Shadow

Work with great architects, designers, engineers, and mentors from the Chicago area! Our hands-on studio-based workshops offer design challenges and real-life program solving. Come explore the exciting worlds of architecture, engineering and construction…

Price
FREE
Date
March 28, 2015
Time
12:00 pm

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Date
March 28, 2015
Time
12:00 pm

Behind the Scenes: Jones College Prep

The award winning William Jones College Preparatory High School opened in the fall of 2013, signaling new possibilities and innovation in urban school design. The tour will highlight how creative use of space and light can enrich student learning in an…

Price
Adults- $20, Members- $15
Date
March 26, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
March 26, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

Drinks + Design: Shadow

Drinks + Design in the Studio is a monthly, hands-on program for adults (21+). Participants will meet in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF to explore the playful side of architecture and design using LEGO® while enjoying an after-work drink.

Price
Adults- $20, Members- $15
Date
March 25, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
March 25, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

Minecraft Studio: Middle School Camp

Use Minecraft to explore why design matters. You'll need to work with a team to solve a unique design problem. Players will move between the physical and digital worlds with Minecraft and LEGO®. Registration for this camp includes all sessions, March…

Price
Students- $325, students of members- $260
Date
March 23, 2015
Time
9:30 am

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Date
March 23, 2015
Time
9:30 am

CAFamily Studio: Skyline Stories

Have you ever looked up at a building and thought, "How was that designed?" "What was the architect thinking?" The answer to these questions and many more are revealed in CAF's new online exhibition, Skyline Stories. In this CAFamily Studio, we will use…

Price
Children- $5, children of members- FREE
Date
March 21, 2015 and 1 other time

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Date
March 21, 2015 and 1 other time

Design Dialogues: Post Industrial Chicago

From Google to Groupon, the booming tech field is breathing new life into our city’s former industrial buildings. Explore the design opportunities and economic factors driving this reshaping of Near West Side, Goose Island and River North, plus take a…

Price
Adults- $12, Members- $7, Students— $5 at box office day of event
Date
March 10, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
March 10, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

Minecraft Studio: 2 Day Challenge

Use Minecraft to build a shelter strong enough to survive an attack in an inhospitable environment. You'll need to work with a team to solve this problem! Players will move between the physical and digital worlds build with Minecraft and LEGO®. CAF will…

Price
Students- $60, students of members- $50
Date
March 7, 2015
Time
12:00 pm

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Date
March 7, 2015
Time
12:00 pm

Institute of Environmental Sustainability - Loyola

The new - Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed - Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola is a beacon of sustainable building in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. CAF's Behind the Scenes tour, led by the project team, includes visits to the Clean…

Price
Adults- $17, Members- $12
Date
March 5, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
March 5, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

Read and Build: W is for Windy City

Celebrate Chicago's nickname, "The Windy City," at our March Read and Build! Students will read W is For Windy City and make mobiles inspired by artist Alexander Calder. Suitable for ages 3-5. 

Price
Children of members- FREE, Children- $5
Date
March 4, 2015
Time
10:00 am

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Date
March 4, 2015
Time
10:00 am

LunchTalks@CAF: Historic Chicago data – before it was big

 LunchTalks@CAF: Historic Chicago data – before it was big Jen Masengarb, Director of Interpretation and Research City data isn’t new—architects and planners have long sought ways of quantifying and representing urban design issues. Early data on Chicago…

Date
December 17, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
December 17, 2014
Time
12:00 am

LunchTalks@CAF: AIA Guide to Chicago, the third edition

LunchTalks@CAF: AIA Guide to Chicago, the third edition Laurie M. Petersen, Editor, and Zurich Esposito, Executive Vice President, AIA Chicago The third edition of this authoritative guidebook brings readers up to date on ten years of dynamic changes…

Date
December 10, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
December 10, 2014
Time
12:00 am

The Big Idea: Experience Data

  The Big Idea: Experience Data Download the presentation Access to data is shaping the future of the built environment. Join us for a conversation on how emerging technologies will change what we can see and know, how we elect to design and build…

Date
December 9, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
December 9, 2014
Time
12:00 am