Chicago Architecture Biennial at UChicago, Sept 16, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

The University of Chicago campus is one of contrasts and convergences: old and new, ancient and modern, historical and forward-looking. It is a place where both budding and seasoned scholars explore cutting-edge ideas and push against the frontiers of knowledge to seek new ways of understanding and changing the world. During your visit, we invite you to explore these qualities in the gray stone and ivy-covered traditional English Gothic quadrangles juxtaposed with soaring contemporary structures designed by renowned architects such as Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe. Feel free to step inside our buildings to walk along the paths of Nobel laureates, pathbreaking researchers, and tomorrow’s leaders. Learn more on our visitors site.


The University of Chicago is located in the neighborhood of Hyde Park, ten minutes south of the city center (also known as the Loop). Hyde Park is easily accessible from the Loop by all major forms of transportation. If you are coming to campus from the city center, we suggest taking public transportation because parking on campus can be difficult. Please use the resources below for detailed travel instructions and information. Get directions to campus.

Self Guided Tours

Explore campus on your own time at your own pace with our collection of self guided tours.

Guided Tours

The UChicago Architecture Biennial Shuttle, presented in conjunction with EXPO Chicago:

  • Saturday, September 16, 1:00pm
  • Saturday, October 7, 1:00pm
  • Saturday, November 4, 1:00pm
  • Saturday, December 2, 1:00pm

Tickets: FREE but reservations are recommended. Reserve here: