Our Work

Beyond the City: The South American Hinterland in the Soils of the 21st Century, Somatic Collaborative | © Chicago Architecture Biennial / Tom Harris, 2019
Tribune Tower, 6a architects | © Chicago Architecture Biennial / Tom Harris, 2017
We Know How to Order, Bryony Roberts in collaboration with South Shore Drill Team | © Chicago Architecture Biennial / Andrew Bruah, 2015

The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating an international forum on architecture and urbanism. Through a diverse program including exhibitions, commissions, publications, workshops, performances, and more, CAB advances architectural innovation and thinking by engaging practitioners, students, and the public to re-imagine the built world both globally and locally. CAB is committed to highlighting a future for architecture that is community-driven, sustainable, and equitable.

The signature program of the Chicago Architecture Biennial stands as North America’s largest international survey of contemporary architecture and takes place every two years at the Chicago Cultural Center and sites across the city. CAB has hosted three editions since its founding: ...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.