Location: Chicago, IL
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a nonprofit organization that inspires people to discover why design matters. CAF offers tours, exhibitions, adult and youth education programs and a retail shop.
Admission to our exhibitions is free. Most of our adult programs and family programs are free and open to the public. Tour prices vary.
Unless otherwise stated in the program or exhibition details, all programs and exhibitions are held at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Avenue. See a map of our facilities for specific locations within the building.
Most of our adult programs and family programs are free and open to the public. Please refer to the adult programs or family programs section of our main website for detailed information.
Discounted parking is available for Chicago Architecture Foundation members at the Millennium Park parking garage or Grant Park South parking garage. Show your membership card at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop & Tour Center between 9:30am and 6pm to request your discount voucher.
Discounted parking for all Architecture River Cruise participants is available at Systems Parking, 111 East Wacker Drive. To receive the discount, validate the parking ticket at both the Chicago’s First Lady dock ticket window and the Systems Parking ticket offices before using the automated machine in the parking facility. Discount applies only to stays in the garage under 4 hours.
There are 3 ways to become a member: submit an online form, complete a form at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop & Tour Center, or call 312.322.1140
Membership benefits include annual buy-one-get-one-free Architecture River Cruise tickets, more than 65 free tours, invitations to exclusive members-only behind-the-scenes tours, Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop discounts, parking discounts and more. See the membership section of our main website for complete details.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)
"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"
Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster
Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.
I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.