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Don’t miss this special year-in-review program with CAC President and CEO Lynn Osmond. Hear how local architects, planners and developers pushed ahead with key projects and initiatives during a most challenging 2020.

$8 public
FREE for CAC members
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

This program will be hosted on Zoom. Approximately 3 hours before the start of the program, you will receive a link directly from Zoom with details about how to access and view it.

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In addition to highlighting exciting, impactful new design and development ranging from skyscrapers to open spaces, this presentation will examine new and ongoing efforts to address equity and economic vitality in the neighborhoods. It will also explore the necessary reinvention of downtown Chicago as a more dynamic and increasingly residential community. With the reckoning brought by the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 was a time for architects and local leaders to respond forcefully to crisis and opportunity. What role will design play in getting our city back on track in 2021 and beyond?

Please note: This program, originally scheduled for Thursday, January 21, has been rescheduled for February 3. All registered attendees have been notified of the change, their original registrations will be honored on the new date, and no further action is required.


Lynn Osmond

Lynn Osmond assumed the position of President and CEO of the Chicago Architecture Foundation in 1996. She led the creation and introduction in 2018 of the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), a 20,000-square-foot home that moves Chicago architecture to the center of the city’s cultural conversation. Osmond is responsible for overseeing the CAC’s comprehensive slate of architecture tours, exhibitions, discussions, lectures, education programs and more. Under Osmond’s leadership, the CAC is consistently ranked among Chicago’s top ten cultural institutions. Osmond serves on the boards of Choose Chicago (Vice Chair) and the Magnificent Mile and is President of International Women’s Forum Chicago. She is founding chair of the Association of Architecture Organizations, a commissioner of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, and a member of the Commercial Club, the Chicago Network, and the Economic Club of Chicago, among others. Osmond holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Queens University in Ontario, Canada. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a graduate of the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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