Art Deco Outside of the Loop

Online Event

A continuation of last year’s popular program that looked at Chicago Art Deco buildings outside of downtown. This program explores the city’s far north and northwest sides and provides an in-depth look at a variety of Art Deco structures, including both residential and commercial buildings, as well as a college, a bridge, and a mausoleum. […]

$15

Loop as Lab: Reshaping Downtowns Exhibition Opening

Chicago Architecture Center 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, United States

The CAC is kicking off its newest exhibition which examines the Loop as a lab. Here we can explore the challenges downtowns face, reflect on our personal experiences and aspirations as city dwellers and propose design and policy solutions to make our cities more resilient and livable for everyone. This exhibit focuses on 4 main […]

$20

The Relevancy Guidebook: Building a More Relevant Historic Preservation Movement with Bonnie McDonald

Chicago Architecture Center 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, United States

Kick off Preservation Month at the CAC with Landmarks Illinois President and CEO Bonnie McDonald! This program will explore the future of architectural preservation with her new book, “The Relevancy Guidebook,” unveiled in November 2023. At its 50th anniversary, Landmarks Illinois embarked on an effort to explore how to move preservation forward over the next […]

Free

LEGO® & LIBATIONS

KOVAL Tasting Room 4241 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago

LEGO aren’t just for kids. Join CAC staff at KOVAL Distillery to learn about the Design Process and construct your very own LEGO build with a design challenge. Grab a friend and a cocktail and enjoy an evening building with LEGO. Learn how to think like a designer and then show off your design skills […]

$20

Carlos Moreno on the Livable City

Chicago Architecture Center 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, United States

A special program featuring Professor Carlos Moreno, the man who coined the term 15-Minute City to describe an urbanist movement that encourages walkable, accessible and dynamic neighborhoods. During the Pandemic, as a result of working from home, many people rediscovered their own neighborhoods and all that they offer and don’t offer. Not coincidentally, this is […]

Free

Chicago Reflected: A Book Talk and River Cruise with Author Ryan Chester

Chicago Architecture Center 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, United States

Step into the world of Architect Ryan Chester, whose passion for the city's beauty led him to embark on an awe-inspiring project in March 2020. With nothing but a pen in hand, Ryan set out to capture the Chicago River, its architectural marvels, bustling boats, and bridges, culminating in a breathtaking 55-foot-long masterpiece. Join us on […]

$59

West Side Parks and Their Architects

Online Event

Join the Chicago Architecture Center online for an exploration of Jens Jensen's Columbus Park and Alfred Caldwell's Riis Park—two influential landscape designs inspired by our city's prehistoric shoreline and the region's rich ecology. Jensen designed Columbus Park in 1917, seizing the opportunity for a clean-slate design in his last major park project in Chicago. Caldwell, […]

$15

Design a City: Urban Planning – Teen Saturday Studios

Harold Washington College 30 E Lake St Chicago, Chicago

Join us for an exciting and engaging workshop on urban planning, in which participants will learn how to design a city that is sustainable, equitable, and livable. Teens will explore key principles of urban planning, including zoning, transportation, public spaces, and community engagement. this workshop is an opportunity to engage with the critical issues facing […]

Free