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At the 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 the CAC. 

LEGO® Build Workshop: Home for the Holidays

Holidays are for togetherness. Celebrate with us every Sunday in December and design the ideal gathering space for you and your family!

Price
$10 non-members, $5 CAF members
Date
December 27, 2015 and 7 other times

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Date
December 27, 2015 and 7 other times

CAFamily Studio: Winter Fun Festival

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but we are having lots of fun at CAF! Join us for a special winter celebration full of hands-on activities and of course, some hot apple cider.

Price
FREE
Date
December 19, 2015
Time
10:00 am

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Date
December 19, 2015
Time
10:00 am

Illinois Humanities @ CAF: Value and Viability

Which buildings do we save and which do we raze? Often, architects, community members, developers, and other stakeholders disagree about which buildings we should save and why. Some see aesthetics and the preservation of the past as the main values to…

Price
FREE
Date
December 10, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
December 10, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

Members Only: Holiday Tea with Wedgwood

Join us in celebrating the holidays with afternoon tea at the Pavilion, home to The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood. This special tradition of afternoon tea debuted at the Langham Hotel, London, in 1865. Enjoy an afternoon of elegance, featuring a…

Price
$110 CAF members
Date
December 7, 2015
Time
1:00 pm

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Date
December 7, 2015
Time
1:00 pm

Read and Build: The Snowy Day

Use collage materials (and a bit of snow) to recreate a snowy cityscape. Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats.

Price
$5 non-members, FREE for children of CAF members
Date
December 2, 2015
Time
10:00 am

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Date
December 2, 2015
Time
10:00 am

Chicago Architectural Club @ CAF Presents: Come to the Table with Brian Lee

"Come to the Table" is an installation made of reconfigurable elements that serve as a platform for dialogue. The construct is a framework to engage local architects, artists and thinkers in questioning What is the State of the Art of Architecture Today? Brian…

Price
FREE
Date
November 30, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
November 30, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

LEGO® Build Workshop: Urban Playscapes

We'll be thinking warm thoughts while we explore how architects design outdoor play spaces for kids and families.

Price
$10 non-members, $5 CAF members
Date
November 29, 2015 and 9 other times

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Date
November 29, 2015 and 9 other times

CAFamily Studio: Cut, Copy, Paste

Using paper, glue and a steady hand, Design Studio participants will learn about landmark Chicago buildings and then turn them into creative mixed media collages!

Price
$5 non-members, FREE for children of CAF members
Date
November 21, 2015 and 1 other time

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Date
November 21, 2015 and 1 other time

Member Travel Program: Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ

A journey to Scottsdale, Arizona, from November 12-15, brings you to the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. From his first Arizona commission, the Biltmore Hotel, to his masterpiece Taliesin West, you'll gain a more intimate insight to his love of the desert…

Price
$1,550 per member with double occupancy, $1,925 per member with single supplement
Date
November 12, 2015
Time
1:30 pm

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Date
November 12, 2015
Time
1:30 pm

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