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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. 

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…

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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…

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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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Winter Camp: Girls Build! (Affordable) Dream House

Think outside the box and design a dream house! This Girls Build! camp is specially crafted to engage girls ages 11–14 in architecture and design. From 2 to 5pm on select Sundays in January, February and March, girls will work through the design process…

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Test More Livable City with Henning Larsen

What can architects do to keep rapidly growing urban areas livable? How can they create more sustainable cities? Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen is among those leading the charge to respond to such challenges. Hear how from one of the partne

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