Web-Browsing For Architectural Treasures Is A Breeze With CAF Redesign

Architecture aficionados who can’t get enough of Chicago design now have a wealth of information at their fingertips. The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has launched a complete redesign of its website. The new, improved site – architecture.org – has interactive content, building stories, a visual dictionary and much more.

CAF Website View

CAF Website View

Highlights of the redesigned site are:

Buildings of Chicago: Buildings and neighborhoods in historical context with stories behind some of the city’s most significant architecture.

Topics & News: Updates on the important local and global architectural issues and the policies and investments that will have a major impact on Chicago’s future.

Visual Dictionary: This section is a glossary of images and definitions of architectural terms, styles, significant design principles and architects.

Other interactive options include video footage with behind-the-scenes looks at many Chicago buildings. You can also learn the story of how the country’s largest scale model of Chicago was made, and vote on your favorite buildings in the city.

“The redesign of architecture.org helps us more effectively fulfill our mission of inspiring people to discover why design matters, and our desire to share our love of Chicago architecture with people from all over the world,” said Lynn Osmond, President and CEO of CAF. “We’re thrilled to have a platform that will let us better achieve this goal.”

Author: Bill Motchan

Bill Motchan is a writer and photographer, and a former resident of the West Loop. He can be reached at bill@ChicagoArchitecture.org.

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