BEST ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR FOR DESIGN LOVERS DETAILS
On this condensed Chicago architecture walking tour of an hour and a half, you will learn about architectural styles through their connections with technology and culture. All arts are a reflection of an age. Styles in creations like architecture, graphic design, fashion design and pop culture have similar qualities when they come from the same era. This walking tour compares architecture with contemporaneous works in other media to help us learn how to identify architectural styles.
These other works can include fashion, like shoulder pads of the eighties, as well as objects of pop culture, like the comic books of the fifties! We’ll look at lots of eye candy while expanding our understanding of architectural styles and Chicago history. It’s a very visual and interactive tour.
Most of all, we’ll understand architectural style’s deeper connections with history. And we’ll consider how advancements in technology and engineering have shaped buildings. This is the foundation of a Chicago architecture tour.
The fun and creative educational approach of this Chicago architecture walking tour makes it unlike any other architecture tour in the city. You won’t be bogged down with dates and names with us, but we do hope to introduce you to new ideas on how to look at architecture.
And the tour is “the best” for Detours-minded folks. This best architectural walking tour appeals to both Chicago locals and visitors. People well-versed in art history will enjoy it, as well as tour guests new to looking at art and architecture. You will learn about various architectural styles, both by looking at buildings in front of us and at images and video on shared iPads.
Have you been on the architectural boat tour? This would be your next step for curious folks who want a deeper understanding of Chicago architecture (or consider the “Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour”).
Our architecture walking tour goes south of the Michigan Avenue bridge. This is a route where many people walk but rarely look up. We conclude at the contemporary playground of Maggie Daley Park.
WHY BOOK THIS ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR WITH CHICAGO DETOURS?
Who wants to listen to a volunteer tour docent rambling a bunch of memorized dates and names? Not us! Our expert tour guides are highly trained, smart, fun and passionate about Chicago architecture and history.
In business since 2010, we are proud to be a top-rated Chicago tour company with five-stars on Yelp and TripAdvisor. Many of our Chicago architecture walking tours integrate historic bars, food, and music history. We hope you’ll join us to explore stories and places locals don’t even know, both downtown and in Chicago neighborhoods!
Chicago Detours Guide and UChicago alum Alex Bean will lead this walking tour. Our events with UChicago alumni sell out quickly. This is limited to 14 guests. We advise you to book asap if interested!
If you can’t make it on this date, please consider our other UChicago Alumni Association tours we are offering:
- “Architecture of Money and Power Financial District Walking Tour” on October 4th
- “Neighborhood Transformations Near Campus Bus Tour” on November 16th
- “Holiday Tour of Drinks, Daleys, and Dead Guys” on December 7th
We hope you’ll join us. You’ll get to meet the ever interesting community of UChicago alumni! Book your tour now as our events with the University of Chicago Alumni Club have all sold out.