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Join us for a special program with CAC President and CEO Lynn Osmond. Hear about 2021’s most inspired design, development and preservation efforts as Chicago gradually recovers and recalibrates in the wake of the pandemic. Then, consider what awaits us in 2022 and beyond.

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

In addition to highlighting celebrated projects completed or underway throughout the city, this talk will assess the progress made under Mayor Lightfoot’s INVEST South/West and other initiatives helping to drive greater equity. Finally, for the year to come, we will explore big ticket items like local climate resiliency, the creation of a Chicago casino, the redevelopment of James R. Thompson Center and the forces of change reshaping downtown Chicago.

AIA/CES Credits: 1 LUs

Presenter: Lynn Osmond

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 board of The Magnificent Mile Association and is formerly President of International Women’s Forum Chicago and Vice Chair of the board of Choose 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.