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In this quarterly lecture series, the Chicago Architecture Center invites distinguished national and international architects at mid and late stages of their careers to reflect on their body of work and evolving approach to design.

Architects participating in this series include those whose designs, either executed or theoretical, have significantly affected the built environment and the field of architecture. This spotlight gives Chicagoans a glimpse into the state of contemporary design today.

Recent talks have featured the richly varied work and thinking of such influential figures and firms as Helmut Jahn, Annabelle Selldorf, Heatherwick Studio, SHoP Architects, and the late Stanley Tigerman.

"The challenge of architecture has always been to make what is useful into art, and to try and avoid the traps that actualization continuously sets up."

—Stanley Tigerman

Architect Talks is generously supported by Related Midwest. You can find information on upcoming talks at