The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to convening the world to explore innovative ideas and bring people together to collectively imagine and shape the future of design. CAB’s programs are committed to producing opportunities to explore and address timely global issues through the lens of architecture and design, emphasizing community input, sustainability, and equity. Free and open to the public, CAB stands as North America’s largest international survey of contemporary architecture and design.
The signature program of the Chicago Architecture Biennial takes place every two years at the Chicago Cultural Center and sites across the city. CAB has hosted four editions since its founding: The Available City (2021), ...and other such stories (2019); Make New History (2017); The State of the Art of Architecture (2015). The fourth edition, which will open in 2021, is titled The Available City. CAB programming throughout the year engages global audiences in conversations exploring critical ideas and questions facing the field, and beyond.
Over the course of its first four internationally heralded editions, which hosted 1.8 million visitors, CAB has presented projects created by more than 400 architects, designers, and artists from over 40 countries.