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July 2020

CAC Live: Wrigleyville Tour

Chicago Architecture Center111 East Wacker Dr.
Chicago,IL60601United States
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$8,

This virtual walk around Wrigley Field includes fascinating facts about the architecture surrounding Chicago’s beloved “friendly confines.” Wrigleyville, the neighborhood named for the stadium, has seen significant changes in recent years. Chicago Architecture Center Docent Council President Kent Foutty begins this tour in front of the home of the Chicago Cubs, discussing its famous marquee, the field’s storied past and its recent renovations. Foutty also highlights new developments to the south and west of Wrigley Field and shares the stories…

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CAC Live: Gothic Chicago

Chicago Architecture Center111 East Wacker Dr.
Chicago,IL60601United States
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$8,

Gothic architecture, a stalwart symbol of the Middle Ages, was revived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, primarily in North America and the United Kingdom. While most commonly utilized in designing churches, the remarkable intricacy and verticality of the Gothic style can also be seen in many academic, commercial, municipal, and residential buildings throughout the Chicago area. This presentation explores those various manifestations as well as subgenres of Gothic architecture and decoration.

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Trading Notes Webinar: Post-Covid Geographies

Trading Notes is a weekly virtual live show that brings experts together to discuss the challenges facing the AEC industry. Live streaming every Friday at 1pm ET. July 24, 2020: Post Covid-Geographies Architects James Wines and Dan Wood will join Architect’s Newspaper contributing editor Matt Shaw to discuss the COVID-19 crisis and optimistic possibilities that might come from it. From the future of urban space to new models for arts and culture, social distancing will cuase us to radically rethink…

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CAC Live: Daniel Burnham: Realist or Idealist?

Chicago Architecture Center111 East Wacker Dr.
Chicago,IL60601United States
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$8,

A prolific architect, trailblazing city planner, and civic and cultural leader, Daniel Burnham has been described by contemporaries and biographers as both a pragmatic realist and a visionary idealist. CAC docent Marcia Matavulj dives into this apparent contradiction by exploring Burnham’s architectural practice during Chicago’s fast-moving progression from short buildings with load-bearing walls to steel-framed skyscrapers never seen before. This presentation also explores the impact of the World’s Columbian Exposition on Burnham’s career and life—how it affected his approach to…

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CAC Live: Alta Vista Terrace Tour

Chicago Architecture Center111 East Wacker Dr.
Chicago,IL60601United States
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$8,

Hear the secrets and stories behind a stretch of row houses situated between Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Graceland Cemetery on this live, 45-minute virtual tour of Alta Vista Terrace. A full city block of 40 row houses—rather uncommon in Chicago—built all at once at the beginning of the 20th century, Alta Vista took its inspiration in part from London’s residential vernacular and remains one of the most unique and holistically designed streets in Chicago.

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CAC Live: Alta Vista Terrace Tour

Chicago Architecture Center111 East Wacker Dr.
Chicago,IL60601United States
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$8,

Hear the secrets and stories behind a stretch of row houses situated between Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Graceland Cemetery on this live, 45-minute virtual tour of Alta Vista Terrace. A full city block of 40 row houses—rather uncommon in Chicago—built all at once at the beginning of the 20th century, Alta Vista took its inspiration in part from London’s residential vernacular and remains one of the most unique and holistically designed streets in Chicago.

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Facades+ Kansas City 2020 – Virtual edition

We’re taking Facades+ online to virtually connect some of the world’s most productive building professionals. Much like the national event series we have developed over the past decade, the conference will comprise panels, keynote addresses, and afternoon workshops, as well as networking breaks for both our attendees and sponsors.   Kansas City - July 30  Virtual Conference

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August 2020

CAC Live: Murals of Chicago

Chicago Architecture Center111 East Wacker Dr.
Chicago,IL60601United States
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$8,

Talented muralists continually expand Chicago’s citywide collection of public artworks, enlivening its architecture, reflecting social issues, and honoring both ordinary people and famous figures. This overview from CAC docent Maurice Champagne includes murals from the Progressive Era, the Works Progress Administration and Federal Art Project, commercial murals of the 1930s, community artworks of the late 20th century on Chicago’s West and South Sides, and current trends displayed by the city’s newest murals.

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Girls Build! Tiny Homes

Chicago Architecture Center111 East Wacker Dr.
Chicago,IL60601United States
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$180 – $225

Learn how to think big and design little in this virtual, interactive camp for young people ages 11 to 14 who identify as girls. Girls Build! campers hear from experts what shapes their design decisions and use the latest tools in digital education and presentation to create a sustainable “tiny home” with a minimal carbon footprint to serve the residents of a Chicago neighborhood. All CAC summer camps will take place virtually over five consecutive days. Campers will meet with…

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CAC Live: Chicago’s Riverwalk

Chicago Architecture Center111 East Wacker Dr.
Chicago,IL60601United States
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$8,

The Chicago Riverwalk is a 1.25-mile trail along the south bank of the Main Stem of the Chicago River, between Lake Michigan and the confluence of branches at Wolf Point. This presentation covers the history of the Chicago Riverwalk project and highlights some features of this unique park—at the bottom of a “canyon” of world-famous architecture. Host Michelle Woods has more than 25 years of experience in municipal government working for the City of Chicago. She is currently a Project…

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CAC Live: Retail Revolution on State Street

Chicago Architecture Center111 East Wacker Dr.
Chicago,IL60601United States
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$8,

The emergence of department stores disrupted retail in the 19th and 20th centuries. Innovative collaborations between Chicago merchants and architects enabled that revolution. CAC docent Brian Kelly leads this event's attendees on a virtual trip up Chicago's State Street to investigate the rise of consumer capitalism, exemplified by the massively influential, architecturally significant stores of Marshall Field and others.

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CAC Live: Building Tall on Broad Shoulders

Chicago Architecture Center111 East Wacker Dr.
Chicago,IL60601United States
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Chicago is where innovations were developed and applied to the design and construction of the world’s very first skyscrapers. Looking at engineering breakthroughs throughout the history of high-rises, this presentation showcases five specific structural types—each utilizing a unique technology that allowed and supported building taller and taller.

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