Travel and Lodging


Conference Hotel: The Silversmith

The primary room block for Conference attendees is being held at The Silversmith Hotel (10 S Wabash Ave), located just two blocks from both the Chicago Cultural Center and the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The single and double room rate is $229/night + tax. The room block expires August 22, 2017. The room block covers arrivals as early as Tuesday, September 12, and departures as late as Sunday, September 17, with rooms being secured on a first-come, first served basis. 

To set your reservation (or should you require a room night outside of the dates included above), please call Hotel Sales Coordinator Dulce Rodriguez at 312-795-6518 and identify yourself as part of the "Association of Architecture Organizations" room block to guarantee our special group rate. Alternatively, you may use this link which will have group code (ASS091217) pre-entered.

Chicago Airports

Both O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Midway International Airport (MDW) offer convenient access to downtown Chicago. From O'Hare, a trip to the Conference venues will take about 50 minutes on the CTA Blue Line. From Midway, a trip to the Conference venues on the CTA Orange Line will take about 40 minutes. A cab will take about the same amount of time as the train, but could take longer depending on traffic.

Public Transit

All Conference venues and the Conference hotel will be within walking distance of one another, not more than a handful of blocks apart. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is the most convenient way to get to and from the airports and around town. If you'd like to rent a bike, considering using Chicago's Divvy bikeshare service.