Architecture & experiences


Experience one of the most sustainable and design-forward cities in the U.S. through an incomparable range of open studios and architect-led tours that give conference-only access to firms, projects, and buildings.



Open studios

Go inside several dozen local firms for exclusive, one-night-only access to their staff, space, and projects! Many are in architecturally-significant buildings with stunning views.


Tour destinations

Feast your eyes on Chicago’s legendary architecture on foot, by bus, or by boat through dozens of exclusive architect-led tours. Everything from bucket-list destinations to local icons is on the list!