Securing Tall: What's the Biggest Threat to a Skyscraper?
Building a skyscraper today also means preparing for possible threats: earthquakes, strong winds, environmental deterioration and terrorist plots, to name a few. Four experts address these critical issues for tall buildings of the future.
Read and Build: Construction Site Shapes
Trucks on a construction site have a lot of jobs! They push and pull, lift and twist, and scoop and pour. We'll trace shapes to create trucks, test out tools and build with blocks. Drop in between 9am and 12pm for readings of "Goodnight, Goodnight Construction…
Design Dialogues: Where We'll Live in 2050
What does urban living look like in the future? Join CAF and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) as we host a discussion with policy and design experts about the way our city and suburbs might change to become more livable in the coming…
ArcLight Presents... Architecture Afternoons with CAF
We partnered with ArcLight Cinemas Chicago to bring you an exclusive monthly film series that explores how filmmakers use our city and its architecture to tell extraordinary stories. The selected films will be screened and followed by a discussion and…
Donor Travel Program: Bentonville, Arkansas
Join CAF for a curated trip to Bentonville, Arkansas. We'll visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (including a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house) and the Thorncrown Chapel. Lodging will be at the trendy 21c Museum Hotel. Travelers may add an…
Current Projects: The Changing Face of Fulton Market
Once a landscape of butchers and purveyors, Fulton Market is suddenly Chicago’s hottest district for development. Major undertakings by developer Sterling Bay are bringing new dynamism to the area. Join us to review the design of two key projects.
Chicago Architecture Foundation’s No Small Plans 2017 Gala
The 2017 Chicago Architecture Foundation Gala, No Small Plans, will take place on Thursday, April 6, at Morgan MFG in the West Loop. Proceeds will benefit CAF's education initiatives for Chicago students. Cocktail attire suggested.
Daytime Talk: Creative Reuse of Yesterday's Public Buildings
Obsolete public structures can be found in every Chicago neighborhood. Increasingly, however, these spaces are not being demolished. Architects are assisting in their preservation by re-defining the buildings through creative reuse.