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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: Chicago Cultural Center, November 18

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
10:00 am

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Date
November 18, 2017
Time
10:00 am

Living Tall: What Will Make Tall Buildings More Habitable?

To facilitate livable cities, tall buildings must be constructed with greater understanding and consideration of their connection to the people living in and around them. Hear four experts speak on this topic.

Price
$20 public, $12 CAF and CTBUH members
Date
November 16, 2017
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
November 16, 2017
Time
6:00 pm

Teen Open Studio - November 16

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 16, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
November 16, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

Biennial Teen Studio: Gary Comer Youth 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 11, 2017
Time
10:00 am

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Date
November 11, 2017
Time
10:00 am

Biennial Teen Studio: Chicago Cultural Center, November 11

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 11, 2017
Time
10:00 am

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Date
November 11, 2017
Time
10:00 am

Reading Architecture and the City Through the Lens of Segregation

Join us as we take a close look at segregation in the built environment with WBEZ’s Natalie Moore and artist and architect Amanda Williams. We’ll examine how our choices and attitudes greatly shape the city around us.

Price
$25 public, $17 CAF members
Date
November 9, 2017
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
November 9, 2017
Time
6:00 pm

Teen Open Studio - November 9

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 9, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
November 9, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

Design Dialogues: Living with Infrastructure

The number of Chicagoans living near industrial uses may increase soon, with proposals to rezone the Chicago River’s north branch and phase out some planned manufacturing districts. Can design mitigate this new live-work proximity for mutual benefit?

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

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Date
November 7, 2017
Time
6:00 pm

Read and Build: Magnificent Machines

Are you an inventor? Construct a magnificent machine from odds and ends, test it out and celebrate its successes and failures. Drop in any time between 9am and 12pm to enjoy multiple readings of "Rosie Revere, Engineer" by Andrea Beaty.

Price
Free
Date
November 5, 2017
Time
9:00 am

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Date
November 5, 2017
Time
9:00 am

Biennial Teen Studio: Chicago Cultural Center, November 4

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 4, 2017
Time
10:00 am

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Date
November 4, 2017
Time
10:00 am

Biennial Teen Studio: Illinois Institute of Technology

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 3, 2017
Time
1:00 pm

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Date
November 3, 2017
Time
1:00 pm

Teen Open Studio - November 2

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 2, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
November 2, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

Biennial Teen Studio: Hamilton Park

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
October 28, 2017
Time
11:00 am

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Date
October 28, 2017
Time
11:00 am

Biennial Teen Studio: Chicago Cultural Center, October 28

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
October 28, 2017
Time
10:00 am

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Date
October 28, 2017
Time
10:00 am

Teen Open Studio - October 26

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
October 26, 2017
Time
5:00 pm

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Date
October 26, 2017
Time
5:00 pm