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Windows on Design

About the program


This is a paid ticketed event.

Chicago Architecture Center

111 East Wacker Drive

Sunday-Tuesday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM

Ticketed Admission.

Stained glass has been enhancing buildings around the world for thousands of years. Discover how these windows are designed and then make your own acrylic stained-glass window.
In Chicago, stained glass can be found in historic temples, churches, Gilded Aged mansions, and landmark municipal buildings. Participants will learn how these dazzling-colored windows were designed and then make their own acrylic stained-glass windows. Participants will then take what they learned and make their own acrylic stained-glass window project to take home.


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Chicago Architecture Center


111 East Wacker Drive


The Loop


The Chicago Architecture Center is the leading organization devoted to celebrating and promoting Chicago as a center of architectural innovation. As Chicago’s forum for the exchange of ideas on urban design, the CAC inspires people to participate in the building of vibrant communities and to demand the highest standard in urban design. The CAC awakens young people to achieve their potential through the discovery of architecture, engineering and design.

Chicago Architecture Center Exterior. Photo: James Steinkamp
The City is the Site