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Chicago Architecture Center


111 E. Wacker Dr.
Enter through the door with the Chicago Architecture Center logo above it, one door east of the entrance with the 111 Wacker address above it.




Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Long Lines Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Office of Mies van der Rohe, 1970


Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, 2018


The Chicago Architecture Center, host of Open House Chicago, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring people to discover why design matters. Located in the heart of Chicago, the CAC is a great place for locals and tourists alike to learn about Chicago architecture and the pivotal role Chicago has played in shaping architecture around the globe. Exhibitions include an expanded and immersive Chicago City Model Experience and "Intimate Views: Watercolors Along the Chicago River." Also on view is the special exhibition Energy Revolution, which reveals remedies large and small for tackling our climate emergency in the built environment.

Visitor Experience

Enjoy free admission to the Center, including all exhibit spaces, during Open House Chicago. We will also offer drop-in short walking tours for the family, no preregistration required.

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