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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. 

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

LunchTalks@CAF: The Black Skyscraper

  LunchTalks@CAF: The Black Skyscraper Adrienne Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Chicago How did the birth of the skyscraper change the way that race was encountered in city centers? Dr. Brown will present insights…

Date
December 3, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
December 3, 2014
Time
12:00 am

Drinks + Design: Urban Data with Lego®

Drinks + Design: Urban Data with LEGO® Drinks + Design in the Studio is a bimonthly, hands-on program for adults. Participants will meet in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF to explore the playful side of architecture and engineering during this…

Date
November 19, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
November 19, 2014
Time
12:00 am

LunchTalks@CAF: Exclusive Preview - Open House Chicago 2014

LunchTalks@CAF: Exclusive Preview - Open House Chicago 2014 Garrett Karp, Program Manager, Open House Chicago CAF's 4th annual Open House Chicago is taking place October 18th & 19th. The city's largest architecture and urban exploration festival offers…

Date
October 15, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
October 15, 2014
Time
12:00 am

LunchTalks@CAF: Small Projects, Big Talent

LunchTalks@CAF: Small Projects, Big Talent Kevin Toukoumidis, dSPACE Studio; Paul Preissner, Paul Preissner Architects; Greg Howe, Searl Lamaster, Howe Architects; Chris Lee, Johnson & Lee Architects and Planners Hear from the award winners of AIA Chicago…

Date
October 8, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
October 8, 2014
Time
12:00 am

The BIG IDEA: Intersections of Design and Big Data

The BIG IDEA: Intersections of Design and Big Data Join us as we welcome New York-based author, urbanist and national speaker Vishaan Chakrabarti for an evening lecture and dialogue moderated by noted architectural commenter Reed Kroloff. Through his…

Date
September 18, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
September 18, 2014
Time
12:00 am