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Design and build with your family on Sunday mornings in the studio, where themed stations will introduce you to architecture basics. Take part in design challenges and make a take home project. Themes change each month!

$12 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Family Build is great for ages 3 and up. All attendees—children and adults—must purchase a ticket. Family Build is a drop-in event: you’re welcome to enter the studio anytime between 10 and noon.

Monthly themes
  • April: Chicago icons
  • May: Nature in architecture
  • June: Sculptures
  • July: Tinker Lab
  • August: Making and Testing
  • September: Building Types
  • October: Chicago Icons
  • November: What Makes a Good Neighborhood?
  • December: Animal Homes with Natural Materials

  • Tickets for Family Build may be purchased in advance or on the day of the event at the CAC box office.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Upcoming Family Build Programs