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$12 non-members
$7 CAF members
$5 students (at box office the day of event)
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

How do we understand the impact of the recession on Chicago’s architecture? Join us as we uncover lesser known unbuilt projects, revisit headline grabbing failures (think: the Spire and the Old Post Office), and celebrate successful preservation and adaptive reuse experiments that did make it over the finish line. With construction picking up again, what new trends in design and development are winning the day?


  • Joe Cahill, columnist, Crain's Chicago Business
  • Benet Haller, Director, Urban Design and Planning at the City of Chicago
  • Ann Thompson, Senior Vice President, Architecture and Design, Related Midwest
  • Moderator: Chris Bentley, Midwest Editor of Architect’s Newspaper and WBEZ contributor

Join us for our monthly series exploring the latest issues and projects affecting Chicago.