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This Gold LEED certified building, with myriad sustainable features throughout, includes recyclable materials, glass that protects against birds flying into the building, noise cancelling walls for music practitioners and low-carbon concrete.

0.75 Hour
$15 public
$5 basic Members
FREE for Art Deco Members and above
Columbia College Student Center, at the corner of 8th Street and Wabash Ave

One of the newest buildings in the Near South Side, Columbia College’s Student Center is a literal gem – at night its translucent façade sparkles with light onto Wabash Avenue. Inside, it is a breathtaking experience for Columbia College students, functioning as both the traditional student union, a place to meet and eat and a highly creative space for music, art and design. As a school that prides itself on its arts education, this Gensler-designed student center is the perfect fit for Columbia College.

  • Many tours sell out. To guarantee your space advance reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Your safety is our priority. The itinerary of this tour may be altered in accordance with health and safety policies and considerations.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

Upcoming Columbia College Student Center Tours