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Chicago Architecture Center

The entrance to the parking garage at 111 E Wacker Dr. is closed. Please use the entrance at 235 S Water St.


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




Sat, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 17: 10am - 5pm

Family Friendly 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. The CAC's new home 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. Exhibits include an expanded and immersive Chicago City Model Experience, the Building Tall exhibit featuring large-scale models of notable skyscrapers, a new exhibit celebrating the life and work of iconic Chicago architect Helmut Jahn, and more.

Visitor Experience

Free admission to the Center, including exhibit spaces, during Open House Chicago. Drop-in family short walking tours, no preregistration required.

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