Chicago Architecture Center

Designing Futures 2019

Please join us on April 4, 2019 for a very special event. The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) – formerly the Chicago Architecture Foundation – will host our annual gala, Designing Futures, in the Crystal Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, directly adjacent to the new CAC. This essential cultural institution has worked for more than 50 years to help people understand how good design can improve the quality of life for all Chicagoland residents. CAC’s tours, programs, exhibitions and educational initiatives reach more than 700,000 people each year. Funds raised that evening will support the expansion of our award-winning education programs in our brand new Chicago Architecture Center. 

As part of the night’s festivities, the CAC is thrilled to show off the Center at an after-party immediately following our dinner and program. The CAC is just steps from the Hyatt and everyone is encouraged to come and experience the new space– it’s magnificent.


Catalyst Award
Theodore J. Novak, DLA Piper


Corporate Award
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Turner Construction

Formerly known as the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Chicago Architecture Center is a nonprofit cultural organization with tours, exhibitions, programs and events for all ages. Our mission is to inspire people to discover why design matters. As an education leader in architecture and design, CAC offers tours, programs, exhibitions, field trips, curricula and online tools that are part of a dynamic learning journey for all ages. Proceeds from CAC’s tours and store, as well as grants, sponsorships and donations, support this educational mission.

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Chicago Architecture Center

Hyatt Regency Chicago