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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. 

Biennial Teen Studio: YWCA

In these 3-hour “master-class” studios, teens will work alongside local architects and designers on a mini-design challenge inspired by the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Participants will learn about the Biennial’s themes then build, sketch, photograph…

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
December 16, 2017
Time
1:00 pm

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Date
December 16, 2017
Time
1:00 pm

Teen Open Studio - December 14

Are you a CPS student looking for some feedback and guidance on your project for the BP Competition? Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio on Thursdays from 5-7pm, Oct. 19 through Dec. 14 (excluding Nov. 23).

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
December 14, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
December 14, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

CAF Member Reception: "Hamilton"

Join CAF at The PrivateBank Theatre on Dec. 13 for a cocktail reception and performance of the landmark musical, "Hamilton."

Price
$300 CAF members
Date
December 13, 2017
Time
6:10 pm

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Date
December 13, 2017
Time
6:10 pm

Members Only: Holiday Tea at the Drake

Join us for an afternoon of style, featuring a tour that explains the Drake Hotel's history, architecture and design.

Price
$75 CAF members
Date
December 11, 2017
Time
1:00 pm

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Date
December 11, 2017
Time
1:00 pm

Biennial Community Festival

Join us for a community festival inspired by the Chicago Architecture Biennial theme, "Make New History." Families can drop-in anytime between 12-4pm to enjoy hands-on activities and projects great for ages 4-12.

Price
Free
Date
December 9, 2017
Time
12:00 pm

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Date
December 9, 2017
Time
12:00 pm

Biennial Teen Studio: Chicago Cultural Center, December 9

In these 3-hour “master-class” studios, teens will work alongside local architects and designers on a mini-design challenge inspired by the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Participants will learn about the Biennial’s themes then build, sketch, photograph…

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
December 9, 2017
Time
10:00 am

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Date
December 9, 2017
Time
10:00 am

Teen Open Studio - December 7

Are you a CPS student looking for some feedback and guidance on your project for the BP Competition? Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio on Thursdays from 5-7pm, Oct. 19 through Dec. 14 (excluding Nov. 23).

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
December 7, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
December 7, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

Biennial Teen Studio: DePaul Art Museum

In these 3-hour “master-class” studios, teens will work alongside local architects and designers on a mini-design challenge inspired by the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Participants will learn about the Biennial’s themes then build, sketch, photograph…

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
December 2, 2017
Time
1:00 pm

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Date
December 2, 2017
Time
1:00 pm

Biennial Teen Studio: Marshall Brown Studio

In these 3-hour “master-class” studios, teens will work alongside local architects and designers on a mini-design challenge inspired by the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Participants will learn about the Biennial’s themes then build, sketch, photograph…

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
December 2, 2017
Time
10:00 am

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Date
December 2, 2017
Time
10:00 am

Biennial Teen Studio: Chicago Cultural Center, December 2

In these 3-hour “master-class” studios, teens will work alongside local architects and designers on a mini-design challenge inspired by the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Participants will learn about the Biennial’s themes then build, sketch, photograph…

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
December 2, 2017
Time
10:00 am

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Date
December 2, 2017
Time
10:00 am

Teen Open Studio - November 30

Are you a CPS student looking for some feedback and guidance on your project for the BP Competition? Join us in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio on Thursdays from 5-7pm, Oct. 19 through Dec. 14 (excluding Nov. 23).

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
November 30, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
November 30, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

The CTA at 70: Unbuilt Projects from the Archives

This year marks the CTA's 70th anniversary and the 125th anniversary of the 'L.' Come hear the CTA’s Graham Garfield reveal unrealized dreams and schemes for the system.

Price
$5 public, Free for CAF members with RSVP*
Date
November 29, 2017
Time
12:15 pm

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Date
November 29, 2017
Time
12:15 pm

Architect Talk: The State of Architecture with Helmut Jahn

Join us for a talk with distinguished Chicago-based architect Helmut Jahn. Helmut will discuss the evolution of his prolific residential practice both locally and internationally. In Chicago, new apartment towers are rising at a furious pace, often with…

Price
$15 public, $7 CAF members
Date
November 28, 2017
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
November 28, 2017
Time
6:00 pm

LEGO® Build Workshop: Tribune Tower

Did you know that buildings can tell stories? Join us to take a closer look at the ornamentation on the Tribune Tower that help tell its story. In the studio, you'll create your own LEGO® tower and emphasize your favorite details.

Price
$12 public, Free for CAF members
Date
November 19, 2017
Time
12:00 pm

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Date
November 19, 2017
Time
12:00 pm

Biennial Teen Studio: Beverly Art Center

In these 3-hour “master-class” studios, teens will work alongside local architects and designers on a mini-design challenge inspired by the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Participants will learn about the Biennial’s themes then build, sketch, photograph…

Price
Free with RSVP
Date
November 18, 2017
Time
1:00 pm

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Date
November 18, 2017
Time
1:00 pm