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At Chicago Architecture Foundation, our programs and events help you think differently about the places we live, work and play. Get behind-the-scenes access to the city's architectural treasures. Practice your design skills while you play with your family. Participate in expert-led discussions about the latest urban design issues. With these offerings and so many more to choose from, we guarantee there’s something inspiring and fun for you at CAF. 

Recommended Programs

Saturday Studio: July

Join us from 12-3pm in our ArcelorMittal Design Studio to work with architects, designers and professional mentors from the Chicago area. These hands-on studios help develop basic architecture and design skills while solving real-world challenges.

Price
Free
Date
July 22, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Free
Date
July 22, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Auxiliary Board River Cruise Fundraiser 2017

Save the date for the CAF Auxiliary Board's annual river cruise fundraiser benefiting our Teen Fellows. The Teen Fellows class of 2018 is supported by the CAF Auxiliary Board. We'll celebrate with cocktails, small bites, raffle prizes and onboard entertainment…

Price
Pricing details coming soon
Date
July 25, 2017
Time
6:45 pm
Meet
Chicago's First Lady dock, located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr.

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Price
Pricing details coming soon
Date
July 25, 2017
Time
6:45 pm
Meet
Chicago's First Lady dock, located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr.

Girls Build! Parks and Playgrounds

Girls ages 11 to 14 are invited to learn about landscape architecture and design during this 5-day camp. They will explore parks and playgrounds near the Loop and design their own public park or backyard in our studio.

Price
$392 public early bird discount, $327 CAF members early bird discount, $435 public, after March 11, $345 CAF members, after March 11
Date
August 7, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$392 public early bird discount, $327 CAF members early bird discount, $435 public, after March 11, $345 CAF members, after March 11
Date
August 7, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Saturday Studio: August

Join us from 12-3pm in our ArcelorMittal Design Studio to work with architects, designers and professional mentors from the Chicago area. These hands-on studios help develop basic architecture and design skills while solving real-world challenges.

Price
Free
Date
August 26, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Free
Date
August 26, 2017
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival on October 14 and 15, 2017, that offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago. Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse…

Price
Free
Date
October 14, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
More than 200 sites across the city

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Price
Free
Date
October 14, 2017
Time
9:00 am
Meet
More than 200 sites across the city