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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: 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

LunchTalks@CAF: Earl Shapiro Hall: In Search of the Difficult Whole

LunchTalks@CAF: Earl Shapiro Hall: In Search of the Difficult Whole Joseph Valerio, FAIA, Valerio Dewalt Train The University of Chicago recognized the importance of the Laboratory Schools, their K-12 primary and secondary school as one of the pre-eminent…

Date
March 12, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
March 12, 2014
Time
12:00 am

LunchTalks@CAF: New School Work at Perkins+Will

LunchTalks@CAF: New School Work at Perkins+Will Jerry Johnson, AIA, LEED-AP, Design Principal, Perkins+Will Amid a noteworthy history of public school design that began with the firm’s founding, Perkins+Will continues to innovate new design solutions…

Date
March 5, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
March 5, 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
February 19, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
February 19, 2014
Time
12:00 am

LunchTalks@CAF: Celebrating Engineering: I Dig Deep Tunnel

LunchTalks@CAF: Celebrating Engineering: I Dig Deep Tunnel Kevin M. Fitzpatrick, Chief Engineer, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Chicago’s Tunnel and Reservoir Plan was adopted for implementation in 1972. More than 40 years…

Date
February 19, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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Date
February 19, 2014
Time
12:00 am

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