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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. 

Read and Build: Invention - June 6

Think and create like a scientist as we explore the questions, “What are buildings are made of?” and “How do they stand so tall?” Drop in any time between 9am and noon for multiple readings of “Ada Twist, Scientist” by Andrea Beaty.

Price
Free
Date
June 6, 2018
Time
9:00 am

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Date
June 6, 2018
Time
9:00 am

Read and Build: Invention - June 3

Think and create like a scientist as we explore the questions, “What are buildings are made of?” and “How do they stand so tall?” Drop in any time between 9am and noon for multiple readings of “Ada Twist, Scientist” by Andrea Beaty.

Price
Free
Date
June 3, 2018
Time
9:00 am

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Date
June 3, 2018
Time
9:00 am

Architect Talk: Heatherwick Studio on Making Soulful Places

Driven by the motivation to design soulful and interesting places for a complex world, Heatherwick Studio has many inventive works to its name. Join us for a presentation with architect Mat Cash, Group Leader at the internationally renowned firm.

Price
$15 public, $7 CAF/AIA members
Date
May 30, 2018
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
May 30, 2018
Time
6:00 pm

Members Only: Tour Wrigleyville's New Hotel Zachary

This exclusive, members-only tour will take you through the recently opened Hotel Zachary in Wrigleyville, named for Wrigley Field architect Zachary Taylor Davis.

Price
$50 CAF members
Date
May 24, 2018
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
May 24, 2018
Time
6:00 pm

Daytime Talk: "What's With Chicago?" Book Signing

Learn the quirks of the Windy City! CAF docent and “What’s With Chicago?” author Ellen Shubart will discuss her new book at this daytime talk.

Price
$5 public, Free for CAF members
Date
May 23, 2018
Time
12:15 pm

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Date
May 23, 2018
Time
12:15 pm

LEGO® Build Workshop: Maggie Daley Park

Chicago, the “City in a Garden,” has more than 8,000 acres of green space! Have you ever been to one of Chicago's parks? Join us from 12pm to 3pm to visit Maggie Daley Park and collaborate as a group to design your own LEGO® park.

Price
$12 public, Free for CAF members
Date
May 20, 2018
Time
12:00 pm

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Date
May 20, 2018
Time
12:00 pm

Chicago Riverwalk Summer Kick-off Celebration

Come celebrate the start of summer programming along the Chicago Riverwalk! We’re leading a FREE morning river cruise and five FREE walking tours during this day-long event hosted by the city.

Price
Free
Date
May 19, 2018
Time
9:00 am

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Date
May 19, 2018
Time
9:00 am

Teen Open Studio - May 10

Are you a CPS student looking for some feedback and guidance on your project for the 2018 Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition? Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio on Thursdays from 5—7pm, Feb. 1 through May 10 (closed Feb. 15 & March 29)…

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
May 10, 2018
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
May 10, 2018
Time
5:00 pm

Read and Build: Parks - May 6

Learn about architecture from a builder termite named Roberto. Drop in any time between 9am and 12pm to enjoy multiple readings of Nina Laden's "Roberto, The Insect Architect” and make your own animal habitat.

Price
Free
Date
May 6, 2018
Time
9:00 am

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Date
May 6, 2018
Time
9:00 am

Teen Open Studio - May 3

Are you a CPS student looking for some feedback and guidance on your project for the 2018 Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition? Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio on Thursdays from 5—7pm, Feb. 1 through May 10 (closed Feb. 15 & March 29)…

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
May 3, 2018
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
May 3, 2018
Time
5:00 pm

Members Only: CAF 101 - May, 2018

Join us for an inside look at CAF's mission, vision and current activities. This presentation, geared towards new members, will provide insight on the inner workings of CAF and the importance of membership support.

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
May 2, 2018
Time
5:30 pm

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Date
May 2, 2018
Time
5:30 pm

Read and Build: Parks - May 2

Learn about architecture from a builder termite named Roberto. Drop in any time between 9am and 12pm to enjoy multiple readings of Nina Laden's "Roberto, The Insect Architect” and make your own animal habitat.

Price
Free
Date
May 2, 2018
Time
9:00 am

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Date
May 2, 2018
Time
9:00 am

Teen Open Studio - April 26

Are you a CPS student looking for some feedback and guidance on your project for the 2018 Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition? Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio on Thursdays from 5—7pm, Feb. 1 through May 10 (closed Feb. 15 & March 29)…

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
April 26, 2018
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
April 26, 2018
Time
5:00 pm