Chicago has long been at the forefront of architectural innovation with pioneers like Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and modern designers including Bertrand Goldberg, Jeanne Gang and Helmut Jahn constructing some of the world’s most iconic buildings.
This October, the city kicked off the Chicago Architecture Biennial, a three-month look at The State of the Art of Architecture. Through exhibits, talks and events, the CAB will look at the current state of architecture to create dialogue around the impact architecture has on our lives.
The Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington) serves as the main hub for the CAB with numerous free exhibits and installations available to the general public. Numerous programs, like the Stony Island Arts Bank Tour, are taking place around the city and worthy of exploration.