While we’re on the Chicago theme here, I’ve been meaning to post this Design Within Reach newsletter from February. DWR is opening a studio in Chicago, and to celebrate that opening they featured this article on the Chicago Architecture Foundation. CAF (of which yours truly is a member) hosts architecture tours in Chicago and suburbs, has a great gift shop, and provides a wonderful docent volunteer opportunity for people who love Chicago architecture and want to share that love with visitors:
Every day of the year, with the exception of a few holidays, a design tour is being led by this group, educating locals and tourists alike on the cultural relevance of design. They offer more than 50 tours that range from Churches by Bus to Frank Lloyd Wright on Tuesdays to Winnetka by Bike. … But the defining characteristic of the CAF is the very manner in which the design history is delivered to the public: by riverboat, by rail, by foot, by bike and always in person.