Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago Archtecture Foundation - Pedway under James Thompson Center
Image courtesy of Chicago Architecture Foundation (Pedway underneath the James Thompson Center)

Since Chicago?s architecture is world famous, it?s no surprise that the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is such a large cultural attraction.

Dedicated to increasing public interest and education in architecture, CAF offers guided city tours, exhibitions, lectures, and special events.

The foundation?s tours are exclusive and provide breathtaking views of the city?s skyline. You can choose from the Architecture River Cruise, walking tours of Historic and Modern Skyscrapers, or a neighborhood tour of the Magnificent Mile.

Other attractions provided by CAF include:

• Arcelormittal Cityspace Gallery: a permanent exhibition providing a tour of the spaces, places, and structures that define Chicago

• Saturday Workshops: a range of workshops pertaining to a variety of eco-friendly topics like green home remodeling, greening the office, and Chicago?s climate change

• Architecture + Design Education Network: a collaborative association of like-minded organizations in the fields of architecture and design, committed to promoting innovative architecture and design for teachers and students The Chicago Architecture Foundation believes that architecture is the best representation of Chicago?s present and future identity.

To encourage interaction and public involvement, CAF offers various employment and internship opportunities.

Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 922.3432
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