Chicago Architecture Foundation

Atrium exhibition around the Chicago Model
Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady
Teen Design Studio hands-on workshop
Open House Chicago site
Public Program featuring Reed Kroloff
Family sessions during Engineering Week

The Chicago Architecture Foundation inspires people to discover why design matters. Since 1966, the Chicago Architecture Foundation has been the leading organization devoted to celebrating and promoting Chicago as a center of architectural innovation. As Chicago’s forum for the exchange of ideas on urban design, CAF inspires people to participate in the building of vibrant communities and to demand the highest standard in urban design. CAF awakens young people to achieve their potential through the discovery of architecture, engineering and design. In 1993, the Chicago Architecture Foundation began giving the Architecture River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady. Still running today, the river cruise is the #1 Architecture tour in Chicago. Today, the Chicago Architecture Foundation is a leading organization in architecture and design and is considered a model for similar institutions around the world. CAF's continued growth and success as one of Chicago's top ten cultural destinations is thanks in large part to institutional funders.

Mission Statement: The Chicago Architecture Foundation inspires people to discover why design matters.
 
Vision Statement: CAF is the leading organization devoted to celebrating and promoting Chicago as a center of architectural innovation. As Chicago’s forum for the exchange of ideas on urban design, CAF inspires people to participate in the building of vibrant communities and to demand the highest standard in urban design. CAF awakens young people to achieve their potential through the discovery of architecture, engineering and design.
Membership Category: 
Founding Member
Address: 
224 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago,  Illinois  60604
United States
(312) 922-3432
Founding Date: 
1966
Number of Employees: 
11-50 employees
Programs: 
Dedicated Programming Space
Design Competitions
Exhibitions
Family Programs
Festivals
K-12 Design Education
Lectures/Public Programs
Shops/Retail
Study Trips
Tours
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