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Online programs and virtual tours continue while CAC tours are currently suspended and the Center is closed, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines from the State of Illinois.

At the Chicago Architecture Center, 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 the CAC. 

Recommended Programs

Vincent Scully Masterclass Series: See Like an Architect

Refine your eye for design in this special series of programs hosted by notable Chicago architects. Held the first Tuesdays in March, April and May, See Like an Architect examines timeless fundamentals in conceiving and communicating architecture.

Price
Series pass $50, CAC members $40, students and seniors $30, Individual masterclasses $20, CAC members $15, students and seniors $10
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
Series pass $50, CAC members $40, students and seniors $30, Individual masterclasses $20, CAC members $15, students and seniors $10
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

CAC Live: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago and the Civil War

Rosehill Cemetery is the final resting place of many individuals involved in the Civil War including political leaders, newspaper editors who shaped public opinion and officers who led brigades.

Price
$8 public, FREE for CAC members, FREE for students
Date
March 10, 2021
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$8 public, FREE for CAC members, FREE for students
Date
March 10, 2021
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

CAC Live: Design Dialogues: Healthy Buildings and the Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic puts health and safety in our workplaces to the test. Improved ventilation and sanitation have taken on special urgency among the many performance aspects of building design. Join us for a look at healthy buildings today.

Price
$12 public, $8 for CAC members
Date
March 16, 2021
Time
8:30 am
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$12 public, $8 for CAC members
Date
March 16, 2021
Time
8:30 am
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

CAC Live: Chicago’s Moveable Bridges

Chicago is home to more moveable bridges than any other city in the country, keeping all sides of the city connected despite waterways that cut across them. Explore how these marvels of engineering helped shape the Chicago we know today.

Price
$8 public, FREE for CAC members
Date
March 24, 2021
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$8 public, FREE for CAC members
Date
March 24, 2021
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)