The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) announces more than 100 Program Partner organizations that will present collateral events and exhibitions in Chicago, Illinois. Partner programming will coincide with the preview on September 14–15, 2017, and continue for the duration of the Biennial, from the opening weekend on September 16–17 through January 7, 2018.

The Biennial and its partners will explore Chicago’s rich historic legacy as an incubator of architectural ideas and showcase diverse cultural sites across the city and region through a range of programs that are available to the public. The city and its buildings will provide a space for international participants and visitors to explore the 2017 theme, Make New History, and to question how the past connects to the present, while also inspiring the future of art, architecture, and urban design.

“The Program Partners of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will further explore and examine the meaning of architecture today, and reflect and expand on the Biennial’s theme of ‘Make New History,’” said the 2017 Biennial Artistic Directors, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, of the Los Angeles–based firm Johnston Marklee.

Todd Palmer, Executive Director of the 2017 Biennial, added, “The Biennial and its partners will leverage Chicago’s unique legacy to present compelling programming, events, and exhibitions which will highlight the Artistic Directors’ vision.”

"It's exciting that visitors to the Biennial and Chicago residents will be able to enjoy the architecture related programming throughout the entire city," said Mark Kelly, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. "Chicago's architectural history is embedded within every neighborhood and touches so many of our world-class cultural organizations and venues."

The opening of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will align with the sixth annual EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, which will run September 13–17, 2017, at Navy Pier.

2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial Program Partners include the following organizations, presented in alphabetical order. Program partner list in formation:

Adaptive Operations
AIA Chicago
AIA National
AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community
AIGA Chicago
Architecture & Design Society
Arquitectos, Inc
Art Institute of Chicago
Arts + Public Life
Arts Club of Chicago
Aspect/Ratio Gallery
Association of Architecture Organizations
Benjamin Marshall Society
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation for Women
Block Museum
California College of the Arts
Canadian Centre for Architecture
Chicago Architectural Club
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Cultural Alliance
Chicago Design Museum
Chicago History Museum
Chicago Ideas Week
Chicago International Film Festival
Chicago Loop Alliance
Chicago Park District—Culture, Arts & Nature
Chicago Public Library
Chicago Women in Architecture
Chinatown Public Library, Chicago
City of Chicago, DCASE, Year of Public Art
City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
City of Chicago, Department of Planning and Development
Columbia Books on Architecture and the City
Columbia GSAPP (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
Defibrillator Gallery
DePaul Art Museum
DePaul University Department of History of Art and Architecture
Design Evanston
DuSable Museum of African American History
Edgar Miller Legacy
Experimental Sound Studio
EXPO Chicago
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Friends of Historic Second Church
Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago
Garfield Park Conservatory
Glessner House Museum
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Hong Kong Design Center
Hyde Park Art Center
Illiniois Humanities Council
Illinois Institute of Technology
Institute for Public Architecture
Landmarks Illinois
Logan Center Exhibitions
Mana Contemporary
MAS Context
Metropolitan Planning Council
Mies Society
Monique Meloche Gallery
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
National Museum of Mexican Art
National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture
National Public Housing Museum
Navy Pier, Inc.
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
Northwestern University Department of Art History
Palais de Tokyo
Pleasant Home Foundation
Preservation Chicago
Rebuild Foundation
Renaissance Society
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Rootwork Gallery
Royal Institute of British Architects US Region
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
SC Johnson
School of Architecture at Taliesin
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sixty Inches from Center
Smart Museum of Art
Society of Architectural Historians
The Cliff Dwellers
The Farnsworth House
The National Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference, PastForward
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
University of Chicago
University of Illinois Chicago School of Architecture
UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP)
Van Alen Institute
Volume Gallery
Workshop 4200