The popular architecture advocacy and education organization is moving to a location on the Chicago River.
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Larry Cope is a freelance graphic designer and longtime member of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church. He is the parish historian, member of the building and grounds committee and an alumnus of the church’s grammar school.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation unveiled its list of hundreds of buildings that will be open to the public in October as a part of its annual Open House Chicago event.
The Chicago Architecture Center will take over a space inside a riverfront building by modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, which will be designed by US firm Adrian Smith +Gordon Gill and is set to open summer 2018.
After more than 25 years at the Railway Exchange Building, the Chicago Architecture Foundation is moving to a new location in the heart of the city, where it will establish the Chicago Architecture Center.
CAF’s summer camps use field trips and familiar materials, like Minecraft and LEGO®, to teach young learners why design matters.
Héctor Duarte is one of Chicago’s most prolific muralists. Since moving to Pilsen from his native Michoacan, Mexico, in 1985, Duarte has participated in the creation of more than 50 murals. His work adorns schools, libraries and a CTA stop in Chicago.
Innovation in Architecture
Architectural innovations like the steel-frame skyscraper have reshaped the built world's look and function. And every day, new technologies enable architects to address the challenges of the future.
Questions for an architect: Rada Doytchevavia CAF
Parks & Public Spaces
Chicago’s playscapes - parks, playgrounds and green spaces - bring Chicagoans and visitors outside to play.
Biking and Chicago’s Lakefront Trailvia CAF
The changing face of Chicago architecture—in structures old, new and yet to be—will always be newsworthy. Here, we track the buzz and battles, building context around a city’s issues as they unfold.