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The Chicago Architecture Center’s Corporate Partners program offers exclusive benefits and unique opportunities for local businesses wanting to support architecture education, exploration and appreciation.

Since the program’s introduction in 2005, companies of all sizes have become a corporate partner and reaped the benefits, from networking with like-minded professionals at invitation-only events to perks like free walking and river cruise tickets to share with your employees and clients.

Other corporate partner benefits include:

  • Increased brand visibility with the CAC’s highly desirable and diverse audience
  • Early exposure to some of the city’s up-and-coming projects
  • Exciting employee volunteer opportunities at the CAC
  • Satisfaction in supporting a leading Chicago cultural and learning institution

The generous support we receive from our corporate partners helps us continue to provide award-winning educational programming to individuals of all ages.

Membership levels

Take some time to review all four membership levels listed in the PDF below and decide which of our 12-month, fully tax-deductible levels is right for your organization. For more information, please contact Val Adams, Manager of Corporate Relations, at or 312.561.2114.

Membership Levels and Benefits

Corporate partners breakfast

Every quarter, the CAC hosts a Corporate Partners leadership breakfast that features a noteworthy speaker who addresses hot topics in architecture, design or urbanism.

Q1: David Reifman, Chicago Commissioner, Planning & Development
Q2: Superintendent, Cook County Transportation Highways
Q3: Gordon Gill, Founding Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Q4: Mary Ludgin, Heitman Director of Global Investment Research

Current members

Principal Level

Eckenhoff SaundersForward SpaceRelated Midwest

The John Buck CompanyThornton TomasettiGoettsch Partners

Turner Construction Company FoundationAdrian Smith + Gordon Gill ArchitectureMagellan Development

Sterling BayArcelorMittalLendleaseULSOMUSG Foundation


Perkins + Willexp.Studio Gang ArchitectsGolub & CompanyDMA

Oxford CapitalCouncil on Tall Buildings and Urban HabitatRiverside InvestmentsStone Real EstateTawani Property Mgmn't


Skender ConstructionCallison RTKL AssociatesStantecDLA Piper

Epstein OzingaHarley Ellis DevereauxKrueck + Sexton Architects

Ghafari Associates, LLCW.E. O'Neil ConstructionWoha, SingaporeAIA Chicago

Executive ConstructionJahn LLCWMA Consulting EngineersGensler

Solomon Cordwell BuenzMagnusson Klemencic AssociatesbKL ArchitectureExecutive ConstructionPappageorge HaymesSyska Hennessy Group


BASF Corporation
Heitman LLC


Dassault Systemes


Site Design Group, Ltd.


Cannon Design
Chicago Metal Rolled Products
Columbian Model & Exhibit Works
DMAC Architecture
Draper & Kramer


Eastlake Studio
FGP Atelier
Holabird & Root


Orren Pickell Building Group
Ross Barney Architects
STL Architects
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Wheeler Kearns Architects