Chicago Architecture Foundation changes name to Chicago Architecture Center with move to 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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111 E Wacker, home for the renamed Chicago Architectural Center (Photo by Angie McMonigal)

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) says it is changing its name to the Chicago Architecture Center with the move to its new location at 111 E.Wacker Dr.

The organization says since its founding in 1966, it has “grown to be one of the largest cultural organizations in Chicago.”

“Over the past 20 years, we have greatly expanded our tours, public programs and education initiatives. This growth has led us to find a larger, central location where all our offerings can be housed under one roof.”

The CAC will occupy 20,000 sq. ft. in the building above the dock for the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise, the CAF says on its web-page. “It will be a hub and gateway for discovering everything architecture in Chicago, through docent-led tours, exciting programs and imaginative, interactive exhibits.”

“We can’t wait for people to visit the CAC and experience how Chicago architects have influenced the world through their innovation and vision,” said Lynn Osmond, CAF’s president and CEO. “We’ve engineered a stimulating and immersive space where visitors can have fun discovering Chicago’s groundbreaking architecture—and appreciate its profound impact on the world.”

The new location will feature expanded exhibitions, including the skyscraper gallery and enhanced Chicago Model and the public grand opening is scheduled for Aug. 31.


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