Chicago Architecture Biennial announces over 100 Program Partners

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Chicago Architecture Biennial announces over 100 Program Partners

The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) has announced over 100 Program Partner organizations that will produce additional events and exhibitions across the city during this year’s event. Program Partners include a range of institutions, NGOs, museums, galleries, universities, and foundations. While most are based in Chicago, a number of national and international partners are also on the list.

“The Program Partners of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will further explore and examine the meaning of architecture today, and reflect and expand on the Biennial’s theme of ‘Make New History,’” said the 2017 Biennial Artistic Directors, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee in a press release.

The 2017 CAB Program Partners include:


Adaptive Operations

AIA Chicago

AIA National

AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community

AIGA Chicago


Architecture & Design Society

Arquitectos, Inc

Art Institute of Chicago

Arts + Public Life

Arts Club of Chicago

Aspect/Ratio Gallery

Association of Architecture Organizations

Benjamin Marshall Society

Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation for Women

Block Museum

California College of the Arts

Canadian Centre for Architecture

Chicago Architectural Club

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago Cultural Alliance

Chicago Design Museum

Chicago History Museum

Chicago Ideas Week

Chicago Loop Alliance

Chicago Park District—Culture, Arts & Nature

Chicago Public Library

Chicago Women in Architecture

Chinatown Public Library, Chicago

City of Chicago, DCASE, Year of Public Art

City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

City of Chicago, Department of Planning and Development

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

Columbia GSAPP (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation)

Defibrillator Gallery

DePaul Art Museum

DePaul University Department of History of Art and Architecture

Design Evanston


DuSable Museum of African American History

Edgar Miller Legacy

Experimental Sound Studio

EXPO Chicago

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Friends of Historic Second Church

Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Garfield Park Conservatory

Glessner House Museum


Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Hong Kong Design Center

Hyde Park Art Center

Illinois Humanities Council

Illinois Institute of Technology

Institute for Public Architecture


Landmarks Illinois

Logan Center Exhibitions

Mana Contemporary

MAS Context

Metropolitan Planning Council

Mies Society

Monique Meloche Gallery

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

National Museum of Mexican Art

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

National Public Housing Museum

Navy Pier, Inc.

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

Northwestern University Department of Art History

Palais de Tokyo

Pleasant Home Foundation

Preservation Chicago

Rebuild Foundation

Renaissance Society

Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Rootwork Gallery

Royal Institute of British Architects US Region

Ruth Page Center for the Arts

SC Johnson

School of Architecture at Taliesin

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Sixty Inches from Center

Smart Museum of Art

Society of Architectural Historians

The Cliff Dwellers

The Farnsworth House

The National Trust for Historic Preservation

Annual Conference, PastForward

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts

Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

University of Chicago

University of Illinois Chicago School of Architecture

UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP)

Van Alen Institute

Volume Gallery

Workshop 4200

“It’s exciting that visitors to the Biennial and Chicago residents will be able to enjoy the architecture related programming throughout the entire city,” said Mark Kelly, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. “Chicago’s architectural history is embedded within every neighborhood and touches so many of our world-class cultural organizations and venues.”

The Chicago Architecture Biennial will run from September 16, 2017, through January 7, 2018. Once again, the center of CAB will be the historic Chicago Cultural Center on Michigan Avenue, in Downtown Chicago. The opening will align with the EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, which will run September 13 to 17 at Navy Pier.