Design Dialogues: The Changing Face of Downtown Retail
What are signs of change on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile? Hear why new experiments in branded design—like the eye-catching Burberry store and the Starbucks Reserve Roastery—appeal to today’s consumers.
The Best (and Worst) of Architecture and Design in 2018
From the birth of a "Me Too" movement in architecture to the death of icon Robert Venturi, it's been a busy year in architecture design. CAC contributor Reed Kroloff will provide a lively and unorthodox review of important events in the field that occurred…
Too Big To Fail: Revitalizing Our Iconic Skyscrapers
Many of the most recognizable tall buildings dotting our skylines are more than 50 years old. How do we ensure these icons remain operable, profitable and vital to our cities for years to come? When does it make sense to tear down and build anew?
Daytime Talk: Building the New Chicago City Model
The newly expanded Chicago City Model Experience features more than 4,000 buildings and interactive elements that help visitors interpret and understand the city. Come learn how the model was made and hear stories about the work behind the upgrades.
Members Only: Tour the Willis Tower Transformation
This members-only tour will take you behind-the-scenes of Willis Tower’s ongoing restorative transformation project. See plans for new tenant amenity spaces and hear from key players involved in the project.
Guest Lecture: Short Cuts: Alternative Infrastructures in Hong Kong and Chicago
During this special guest lecture organized by quarterly urbanism journal MAS Context, architect Jonathan Solomon will explore the roles that underground pedestrian networks play in two very different cities: Hong Kong and Chicago.