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.

Tours cost $35 for non-members, $25 for members, and $15 for students.

O’Hare International Airport Terminal. Photos courtesy of Ross Barney Architects
CTA Morgan Station. Photos courtesy of Ross Barney Architects

The American Institute of Architects Chicago Office
10 West Hubbard Street Chicago, Illinois 60654

When: Thursday, March 9 2023 at 11:00AM

Ross Barney Architects is an architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture studio. Established in 1981 by Carol Ross Barney, the AIA 2023 Gold Medal recipient, the studio’s ideas and projects have been recognized by organizations from around the world with over 200 major awards, including being named one of the World’s Most Innovative companies by Fast Company magazine, and receiving the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for architecture and interior design, an acknowledgement of our over four-decade commitment to community, environment, innovation and design excellence.

Beyond achievements and accolades, the studio’s biggest asset has been an ability to deliver on the aspirations of a diverse set of clients who serve the public good. From the Oklahoma City Federal Building to the Chicago Riverwalk, Ross Barney Architects has produced distinctive projects that have become icons for their communities, creating innovative, environmentally responsible, user focused architecture and civic spaces.

Street parking is available as are many area public parking garages using SpotHero or Park Whiz smart phone applications. Rates may apply.

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Previous Tour: The American Institute of Architects Chicago Office January 25th (35 E Wacker Dr Suite 250, Chicago, IL 60601)

Photos from Previous Tours

Our tours range from historical to contemporary. Six to seven tours are typically scheduled every year. Some previous locations have included:

Lane Tech Murals

Commonwealth Promenade Apartments

Millennium Park Walking Tour

Chicago Cultural Center

Heritage Condos

Garland Court Construction

Bronzeville Bus Tour

Brad Lynch Residence

Krause Music Store

Palmolive Building Renovation

Skybridge Condos

Loyola University Art Museum

Prairie Avenue District: Marshall Field Jr. House/Condo Conversion

Orozco School Mosaics & National Museum of Mexican Art

Vietnam Veterans’ Art Museum

Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago

B’hai Temple

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio

Rooftop Garden at Chicago City Hall

Crab Tree Farms

BPAPS Hindu Temple

Harrison Conference Center

St. James Chapel at Quigley Seminary