The city’s recent investments along the riverfront—including the Riverwalk extension, modernized boathouses and the Great Rivers Chicago initiative—have shown how this natural resource can become a dynamic hub.
In the Public Interest showcases six innovative architectural practices redefining the role and responsibility of the architect in order to meet the needs of a broader public.
A collaboration with Matthew Desmond, professor of sociology at Princeton University, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and best-selling author, Evicted will offer an immersive experience bringing our visitors into the world of low-income renter eviction.
Across Europe, a new generation of architecture practices are transforming affordable housing. Responding to continued need, changing clients, and new funding methods, architects are once again addressing how homes can be delivered at scale while piloting new methods to achieve high standards of design.
The SMARTER BUILDINGS exhibition explores advancements in the field of building technology through case studies of the world's smartest buildings, including projects in Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Boston, Copenhagen, Dubai, London, Portland and Stuttgart.
The photography exhibition City Struck: Photos of Living Places calls attention to the interactions between people and the built surroundings; First we create the city, then it creates us.
Presented Annually In Spring
A new exhibition organized as part of a city-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination explores the Pilot District Project (PDP), a local experiment in community policing.
Master craftsmanship, luxurious materials, or sensuous forms often provide a veneer for objects that amplifies the pleasure of their use.