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Discover what’s new and important in Chicago’s built environment on this exclusive tour. This year we’re partnering with Related Midwest, a large real estate development company, to show you unique residential projects in three neighborhoods.

4 Hours
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

On the North Side, you'll experience the recently completed transformation of the 34-acre Lathrop Homes—one of Chicago's first public housing complexes. See new Lathrop residential units and discover how landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh has revitalized open space along the river. We'll travel to the SOM-designed Taylor Street Apartments, which creatively combine mixed income and affordable housing with the Little Italy branch of the Chicago Public Library. The tour also includes a visit to Landmark West Loop, an amenity-rich luxury rental building designed by Morris Adjmi Architects. At each stop, you'll hear Related Midwest leaders share details about the design process and inspiration for these stunning new projects.

Get on the bus!

From March to November, CAC is offering several one-time-only bus tours! Explore different architecture topics throughout Chicagoland and save up to 35% off the public price when you book multiple tours in the series. These tours are expected to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! For a list of all the tours included in this offer, visit


$55 public (includes CAC admission) / $47 members
Discount tickets are available with a valid student ID for $52 at the CAC Box Office.
Buy 2 or 3 tickets to multiple tours and save 20% on the public price
Buy 4 or 5 tickets to multiple tours and save 25% on the public price 
Buy 6 or 7 tickets to multiple tours and save 30% on the public price 
Buy 8 or 9 tickets to multiple tours and save 35% on the public price
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Upcoming Emerging Chicago Tours

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