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Online programs and virtual tours continue while the Center is temporarily closed. Select CAC walking tours resume on February 13.

Enjoy this one-time-only river cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady with commentary from architect Thomas Kerwin, Founding Principal of bKL Architecture. Price includes a glass of Champagne and FREE Center admission.

Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance (112 E. Wacker).

Register by clicking “BUY TICKETS” at the bottom of this page. You will be taken to Ticketmaster, where you will select the 6pm slot to purchase your ticket.

Join us for three, one-time-only CAFC River Cruises with top Chicago architects, whose firms designed buildings you'll see along the water! Please note that on September 10, Julie Michiels will appear in lieu of previously announced Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architect Adam Semel. All architect river cruises depart at 6pm and will sell out. Space is limited, so book today!

CAC members get $10 off the ticket price. To receive this discount, contact the CAC Call Center at 312.922.8687.


Dominic Pacyga

Founding principal of bKL Architecture, Thomas Kerwin, FAIA, LEED AP, leads a team of talented architects based in Chicago, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. who share Kerwin’s passion and determination for creating places which positively contribute to shaping the urban environment. His breadth of knowledge and leadership skills have grown bKL exponentially since its inception in 2010 and, in a relatively short time, Kerwin has established bKL nationally and internationally with an impressive portfolio showcasing a variety of project types and scales. bKL projects viewable from the CAFC River Cruise route include 200 N. Michigan, 300 N. Michigan (under construction), Cascade (under construction), Cirrus (under construction), Coast, GEMS World Academy Lower School, GEMS World Academy Upper School (under construction), Parcel I at Lakeshore East (approved and in design), Renelle on the River and Wolf Point West.

Upcoming An Evening with an Architect: Thomas Kerwin Tours

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