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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. 

Not Set in Stone: Cement and Concrete

Many of today’s commercial buildings are made of concrete. One of concrete’s crucial components is cement, which releases significant amounts of carbon dioxide into the environment. Join us as we learn what other alternatives exist to mitigate cement’s…

Price
$15 public, FREE for CAC members
Date
July 27, 2022
Time
12:00 pm

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Date
July 27, 2022
Time
12:00 pm

Let's Talk About Land Acknowledgement

The Chicago Architecture Center stands on unceded Native land. As we work to better represent Chicago’s diversity in everything we do, this spring the CAC will begin to incorporate land acknowledgement into all public offerings (tours and programs)…

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Sacred to Secular Transformations

In the past decade, thousands of houses of worship have closed each year. But when the congregation leaves, what happens to the structures they leave behind? Join our discussion, where we will cover how these buildings are being adapted in new and creative…

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WHAT’S NEXT: The Future of Downtown

Floundering retail. Stunted tourism. Vacant offices. City centers across the globe are facing big challenges borne partly of the pandemic’s ongoing disruptions. Explore how designers, business leaders and city officials are working to keep Chicago moving…

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The Olmsted in all of Us

April marks the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birth. To celebrate, we're exploring the deeper legacy of this pioneering figure—designer, planner, educator, reformer, advocate, activist, inventor, innovator and enduring influencer.

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Perkins' School Design Legacy: It's for the Kids

Join us for a look at the fascinating life and public service of Dwight H. Perkins, the designer responsible for over 40 Chicago Public Schools. Along with his son, Lawrence, they were leaders in progressive school design best exemplified by the revolutionary…

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Engineering Fest 2022: Access to Experts

Our annual Engineering Fest is back in person this year! Join us for a day of discovery, as children ages 8-14 are invited to build and learn, view two floors of exhibits, meet engineers and explore how architecture and engineering partner to create the…

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