Chicago’s Architectural Heritage… past, present and future
More Tours will Return in 2022!
As more precautions and vaccines made it safer to return to in-person tours, we were thrilled to offer two quality tours this past autumn! Independence Library Branch in September 2021 & Old Post Office in October 2021
We’re busy planning more tours for 2022! Keep an eye here or on our Facebook to get tour updates as they evolve!
Old Post Office, Photography © Eric Laignel, Design by Gensler
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