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Women’s Architectural League Foundation

Chicago’s Architectural Heritage… past, present and future

Old Post Office, Photography © Eric Laignel, Design by Gensler

Upcoming Tour – Old Post Office

Weds, October 27, 2021, 10:30am

Members/$25 Non-Members/$35 Payments can be made online via PayPal

RSVP by October 23 to attend

Old Post Office, Photography © Eric Laignel, Design by Gensler


Mission Statement

Our purposes are to promote awareness and appreciation of Chicago area architecture and to provide scholarships to architectural students of the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Universities of Illinois at Chicago and Champaign-Urbana.


In 1958, a group of women who were architects or were related to architects formed the Women’s Architectural League Foundation to promote awareness and appreciation of Chicago architecture. Over the years, membership has broadened and is open to all women and men interested in architecture.

WALF members organize tours designed to deepen appreciation for both historic and contemporary Chicago architecture. Tours frequently feature buildings under construction or recently completed, led by architects involved in the project.

WALF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is managed by a group of nine Board members from many disciplines but all are focused on architecture and its important role in the life of our great city.

Women’s Architectural League is a 501(c)3 nonprofit in the Chicago area. ID# 30-0225557