Join us for a look at the fascinating life and public service of Dwight H. Perkins, the designer responsible for over 40 Chicago Public Schools. Along with his son, Lawrence, they were leaders in progressive school design best exemplified by the revolutionary Crow Island School building in Winnetka.
April marks the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birth. To celebrate, we're exploring the deeper legacy of this pioneering figure—designer, planner, educator, reformer, advocate, activist, inventor, innovator and enduring influencer.
In order to withstand the Windy City's namesake weather, some of Chicago’s tallest buildings are designed to sway in the breeze, which can leave residents and workers feeling seasick. Join us for a look at the innovative ways structural engineers minimize the sway -- you’ll be surprised by some of the very interesting solutions!
The 1835 Clarke House is Chicago’s oldest standing residence. It is preserved thanks to the stewardship of Bishop Henry Ford and the St. Church of God in Christ. Join us for a conversation about the house and opportunities to broaden the stories we tell about Chicagoans and our beloved city landmarks.
Join us for a special introduction to CAC’s Energy Revolution exhibition with architect and co‐curator Doug Farr. Learn how each of us can combat the climate crisis by dramatically transforming how we use energy in the built environment.