Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has offered educational programs and materials about the architecture of Chicago since its inception in 1966. The organization offers 85 tours and a variety of special programs, as well as a number of exhibits at its headquarters. The organization's most popular events are the daily river tours that allow visitors to learn about numerous buildings. These tours, like their exhibits and other programs, center, on architecture, engineering, and design. There are also a number of thematic bus tours as well as walking tours in several sections of the city.
Backstory and Context
Current programs include camps, family programs, Drinks and Design, “Design Dialogues,” studio programs, Lego Build, and several competitions/challenges (“Programs and Events”). Exhibits include Chicago Model and Skyline Stories. Check the CAF’s website architecture.org for program, event, and tour details as well as interactively explore the famous architecture buildings of Chicago.