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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. 

After the City, the City: Water

After the City, the City: Water Part 2: Shared Waters: Chicago, Gary, Milwaukee, and St. Louis While “Chicagoland” is intended to encompass the larger metropolitan area “anchored” by Chicago, water issues increasingly complexify this centralized…

Date
February 18, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
February 18, 2014
Time
12:00 am

Engineers Week Celebration: Engineer This! Build That!

Engineers Week Celebration: Engineer This! Build That! Join us at multiple locations at our home in the historic Railway Exchange Building for a day-long program to celebrate National Engineers Week. Hands-on activities, LEGO® builds and presentations…

Date
February 16, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
February 16, 2014
Time
12:00 am

CAFamily Saturday Studio: Great Lakes, Great You!

CAFamily Saturday Studio: Great Lakes, Great You! Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio at CAF for a day of creative play and learning. Young designers will learn about the exhibit Great Cities, Great Lakes, Great Basin curated in partnership with…

Date
January 25, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
January 25, 2014
Time
12:00 am

LunchTalks@CAF: Chicago’s Historic Schools

LunchTalks@CAF: Chicago’s Historic Schools Julia S. Bachrach, Historian and Preservation Professional; Elizabeth A. Patterson, Historian and Preservation Consultant; Frances O’Cherony Archer, Local Historian and Blogger Chicago’s public schools…

Date
January 22, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
January 22, 2014
Time
12:00 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

Donors Only: Appetite for Design

Donor-level members are welcome to attend this invitation-only program at The National, the former Chicago Public Schools headquarters at 125 S. Clark St. Blue Star Properties Principal Craig Golden will share details about how the historic renovation…

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Invitation Only: Appetite for Design at Quiote

Join us for an optional walking tour with a CAF Docent, followed by dinner and a presentation at Quiote—one of Time Out Chicago's Best New Restaurants of 2017. This is a CAF donor exclusive event.

Price
$75
Date
April 24, 2018
Time
5:30 pm

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Date
April 24, 2018
Time
5:30 pm