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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. 

City of Big Data PechaKucha Night

City of Big Data PechaKucha Night What can you learn about Big Data in 400 seconds? Come to the special, CAF City of Big Data PechaKucha Night and find out! The most engaging thinkers in the city talk about their work in 20 slides up for only 20 seconds…

Date
May 29, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
May 29, 2014
Time
12:00 am

Drinks + Design in the Studio: Speed Sketching

Drinks + Design in the Studio: Speed Sketching Can you sketch like an architect? Armed with sharpies, pencils and old-fashioned view finders, you can learn the tricks of the trade. Come in a novice and leave feeling like a pro. Architects from Cannon…

Date
May 21, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
May 21, 2014
Time
12:00 am

LunchTalks@CAF: Chicago’s 7 Most Threatened Buildings of 2014

LunchTalks@CAF: Chicago’s 7 Most Threatened Buildings of 2014 Ward Miller, President, Preservation Chicago In this widely anticipated annual event, Preservation Chicago reveals its list of Chicago’s 7 Most Threatened Historic Places of 2014. The purpose…

Date
May 21, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
May 21, 2014
Time
12:00 am

LunchTalks@CAF: Connection and High Performance

LunchTalks@CAF: Connection and High Performance Luke Leung, PE, LEED-AP, Director of Sustainable Engineering, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP Three different aspects of connection to deliver high performance design will be discussed in this presentation—connecting…

Date
April 30, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
April 30, 2014
Time
12:00 am

Instruments for Urban Production

Instruments for Urban Production Over the past 150 years architects have approached the city through the lens of geometry, symbolism,hygiene, collage, contextualism, technology, density and landscape, among others. Recently, a whole host of new forces…

Date
April 25, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
April 25, 2014
Time
12:00 am

LunchTalks@CAF: Light in Four Directions

LunchTalks@CAF: Light in Four Directions Robert Benson, Design Director, 4240 Architecture and Allison H. Azevedo, PBS Regional Commissioner, U.S. General Services Administration Great Lakes Region Mies van der Rohe, Morris Lapidus, historic preservation…

Date
April 16, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
April 16, 2014
Time
12:00 am

LunchTalks@CAF: Northeastern Illinois University - El Centro Campus

LunchTalks@CAF: Northeastern Illinois University - El Centro Campus Juan Gabriel Moreno, AIA — President JGMA JGMA is an award winning architecture firm with an emphasis on creating transformative projects that positively impact the people and communities…

Date
March 26, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
March 26, 2014
Time
12:00 am

Drinks + Design in the Studio: What do you mean by TALL?

Drinks + Design in the Studio: What do you mean by TALL? For Engineers Week, CAF is launching its new series of hands-on programs for adults. Titled Drinks + Design in the Studio, the programs will use the LEGO® Architecture Studio to let adults explore…

Date
March 19, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
March 19, 2014
Time
12:00 am

LunchTalks@CAF: Trends & Narratives in Public Library Design

LunchTalks@CAF: Trends & Narratives in Public Library Design Don J. McKay, AIA, President, Principal, Nagle Hartray Architecture Public libraries often do not receive the credit they deserve for remaining relevant by adapting to cultural, educational…

Date
March 19, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
March 19, 2014
Time
12:00 am