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Chicago Architecture Center sets Aug. 31 as opening date

The Center is located at 111 E. Wacker Drive.

June 14, 2018 |
The Chicago Gallery at the CAC

Courtesy CAF

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) recently announced Aug. 31 as the opening date for its new location at 111 E. Wacker Drive, a building originally designed by The Office of Mies van der Rohe. The new location, which will be called the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), will be established after the Foundation spent the previous 25 years located at the Railway Exchange Building at 224 S. Michigan Avenue.

The CAC provides 20,000 sf in the building above the dock for Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise. The Center looks to be just that: at the center of everything architecture in Chicago. It will offer docent-led tours, architecture programs, and interactive exhibits.


The CAC on Wacker DriveCourtesy CAF.


“It’s visually beautiful from the inside looking out, but also from the outside looking in,” said Gordon Gill, Co-founder of AS+GG Architecture. “There was a long search for the perfect location and I remember when I walked into this space, it just took my breath away. The views are spectacular. You look out and see the heart and history of Chicago. The layout is so unique. It will offer a whole variety of experiences.”

During the first week of August, prior to the official public opening of the CAC on Aug. 31, select walking and bus tours will depart from the CAC.

For more information on the new Chicago Architecture Center, click here.


CAC lobbyCourtesy CAF.


CAC box officeCAC box office. Courtesy CAF.


CAC Chicago GalleryThe Chicago Gallery. Courtesy CAF.


CAC Skyscraper GalleryThe Skyscraper Gallery. Courtesy CAF.


CAC design studioThe Design Studio. Courtesy CAF.


CAC Lecture HallThe Lecture Hall. Courtesy CAF.

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