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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. 

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

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