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Visit Description

CAB 5: This is a Rehearsal  has concluded. CAB 5 exhibitions were on view at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the James R. Thompson Center, and the Chicago Architecture Center from November 1, 2023 through February 11, 2024.

Additionally, CAB 5 had installations at sites across the city, including 5401 S Prairie (Norman Teague), the Chicago Tool Library (Could Be Design), Community Christian Alternative Academy (Practice Landscape), Devon Ave (SpaceShift Collective), DuSable Pointe Park (Carol Ross Barney, Ryan Gann, and the DuSable Park Design Alliance), the Floating Museum Studio (Edra Soto), Grow Greater Englewood (Feda Wardak),  Joffrey Ballet (Jan Tichy), the Neubauer Collegium (Gelitin),  Oakwood Beach (House of Kapwa), South Side Community Art Center, and Urban Growers Collective (David Benjamin/ The Living).



Plan Your Visit

Located next to Millennium Park in the heart of downtown, the Chicago Cultural Center serves as the main venue for the Biennial, with over 70,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Address: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

Hours: 10:00 am- 5:00pm daily

Admission: Free and open to the public; no tickets required

The Chicago Cultural Center building is closed Christmas Day Dec 25 and New Year’s Day Jan 1.

Public Programs

The Chicago Architecture Biennial’s public programs explore issues at the heart of urban experience and architectural practice. These events invite dialogue about how we engage the world we live in. More than 100 organizations across Chicago partner with the Biennial, serving as host venues and producing independent exhibitions and programs throughout the neighborhoods.

Click here to view the public program calendar.


Public Tours

CAB offered free one-hour tours every Saturday during CAB 5 at the Chicago Cultural Center. Please check back for more information about upcoming tours.

Student Tours

The Chicago Architecture Biennial offered tours for students in grades 5-12. Please check back for more information on upcoming student tours, or email

Exhibition Venues & Citysites

Exhibition Venues

Chicago Architecture Center
111 E Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602

Graham Foundation
4 W Burton Pl
Chicago, IL 60610

James R. Thompson Center
100 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL, 60601


5401 S Prairie Ave
Project by: Norman Teague Design Studios / Tonika Johnson / Max Davis / Ernest Wong / Mejay Gula / Tanner Woodford
Chicago, IL 60653

Chicago Tool Library
Project by: Could be Design
4015 W Carroll Ave Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60624

Community Christian Alternative Academy
Project by: Practice Landscape
1231 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60623

Devon Ave
Project by: SpaceShift Collective
Devon Ave and Artesian Ave
Chicago, IL 60659

DuSable (Jean Baptiste Pointe) Park
Project by: Carol Ross Barney with Ryan Gann and DuSable Park Design Alliance
401 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60611

Floating Museum Studio
Project by: Edra Soto
949 E 75th St
Chicago, IL 60619

Grow Greater Englewood
Project by: Feda Wardak
5833 S Halsted
Chicago, IL 60621

Joffrey Ballet
Project by: Jan Tichy
10 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601

Neubauer Collegium
Project by: Gelitin
5701 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

Oakwood Beach
Project by: House of Kapwa
4100 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60653

South Side Community Art Center
3831 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60653

Urban Growers Collective
Project by: David Benjamin/ The Living and GSAPP Footprint Project
9001 S Mackinaw Ave
Chicago, IL 60617

To learn more about the exhibition sites and venues, click here.

The City is the Site