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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. 

Members Only: CAF Sunday Afternoon at 360

The Chicago Architecture Foundation invites you to experience Chicago 1,000 feet above Lake Michigan with a view of the city's majestic skyline, the lakefront, four neighboring states and our very own CAF docent in the sky!

Price
$26 Adults and children age 12 and over, $21 Children age 3—11
Date
November 8, 2015
Time
2:00 pm

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Date
November 8, 2015
Time
2:00 pm

Read and Build: Rosie Revere Engineer

Create your own flying device inspired by Rosie's creative design. Written by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts.

Price
$5 non-members, FREE for children of CAF members
Date
November 4, 2015
Time
10:00 am

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Date
November 4, 2015
Time
10:00 am

Architecture Is Art... Is Architecture Art? Asymptote

Hear more about global designers pushing the boundaries between architecture and art. Presented in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Price
$10 non-members, $8 CAF members
Date
October 28, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
October 28, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

LEGO® Build Workshop: Iconic Buildings

In the spirit of Open House Chicago, we'll explore the iconic buildings that make Chicago's skyline stand out!

Price
$10 non-members, $5 CAF members
Date
October 25, 2015 and 5 other times

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Date
October 25, 2015 and 5 other times

Read and Build: Not a Box

Work as a team and use your imagination to turn cardboard boxes into a world-class city!

Price
$5 non-members, FREE for children of CAF members
Date
October 7, 2015
Time
10:00 am

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Date
October 7, 2015
Time
10:00 am

Chicago Architecture 101: WWII-Present - State of the Art of Architecture

The changing needs for 21st century design have called for a new built environment. How has architecture adapted to the evolving landscape, and what will we see in the future? Speaker: Ned Cramer, Editor in Chief, Architect. Ned Cramer, Assoc. AIA, is…

Price
$35 non-members, $25 CAF members
Date
October 5, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
October 5, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

Chicago Architecture 101: WWII-Present - Postmodernism

Every action has its reaction and Postmodernism proliferated in the 1970-90s as architects pushed back against the staunch simplicity of Modernism. Speaker: Jen Masengarb, Director of Interpretation and Research, CAF. Jen Masengarb, Director of Interpretation…

Price
$35 non-members, $25 CAF members
Date
September 28, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
September 28, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

LEGO® Build Workshop: City Scale

Explore how cities are designed from the people on the sidewalks to the buildings reaching tall!

Price
$10 non-members, $5 CAF members
Date
September 27, 2015 and 5 other times

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Date
September 27, 2015 and 5 other times