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Girls Build! Tiny Homes

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

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

$180 – $225

CAC Live: Chicago’s Riverwalk

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

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

$8,

CAC Live: Retail Revolution on State Street

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

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

$8,

CAC Live: Building Tall on Broad Shoulders

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

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.

$8,

CAC Live: Old Buildings, New Hotels

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

Driven by tourism, multiple historic Chicago skyscrapers have recently been reimagined as chic hotels. CAC docent Monica Rodriguez leads this online version of the CAC’s popular walking tour, Hotel Boom: Making Old New Again, which looks at the exciting new lives of a former athletic club, silver manufacturer and motor club.

$8,

CAC Live: Gothic Chicago

Chicago Architecture Center 111 East Wacker Dr., Chicago

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

$8,