Chicago Architecture Center Family Programs

As a national leader in architecture education, the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) explores the fundamentals of architecture and design through hands-on experiences for all ages. The CAC offers many of its education programs—and all of its programs for teens—at no cost to participants. 

  • Continue learning about architecture, design, and the world around you while staying safe at home with the CAC's @Home resources.
  • The Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition is an opportunity to showcase the talents of Chicago-area students who create projects that solve real-world problems.
  • Girls Build! Day brings middle school participants together virtually with women changing urban landscapes through green design.
  • Programs emphasize critical thinking through real-world design challenges in the places where people live and learn.

Learn more and see the CAC’s full list of education offerings at Get ready to see the city with new eyes!

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