Tours


Friday:

Rebuild Foundation:

 
 

Date & Time: Friday, October 19th at 11:00am

Location: Tour will leave from the front of the Palmer house (17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603)

Cost: $25

Description: Come experience the rich culture of Chicago’s south side through the lens of the artist Theaster Gates and his work through the Rebuild Foundation. Rebuild is part of a network of sister organizations, including Arts + Public Life, Place Lab, and the Space Fund, that collaborate to extend the social engagement of Gates’ studio practice to the South Side of Chicago and beyond. This tours sets out to explore Theaster’s ecosystem of the Arts Bank, Dorchester homes, community spaces and in between places, and much more! For more information about the Rebuild Foundation and their work, visit their site.

Tickets: This event is NOT INCLUDED in the FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION and requires a $25 fee to join on the tour.

 

West Pullman Tour:

 
 

Date & Time: Friday, October 19th at 11:00am

Location: Tour will leave from the front of the Palmer house (17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603)

Cost: $25

Description: Come experience the rich culture of Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood. Learn about how UrbanWorks has adopted the historic West Pullman Elementary School into affordable senior housing in the city. Guided by INOMA’s very own Ameera O’Neil, Senior Project Manager of UrbanWorks, this is an amazing tour detailing the process and impact a project like this makes on the community and what it takes to get it to work in the city of Chicago!

Tickets: This event is NOT INCLUDED in the FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION and requires a $25 fee to join on the tour.

 

African American Architecture Tour (A3):

 
 

Date & Time: Friday, October 19th at 2:00pm

Location: Tour will leave from the front of the Palmer house (17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603)

Cost: $25

Description: Come experience the rich African American Architectural history of Chicago and learn about Chicago’s development of spaces and places from the downtown building scape to Chicago’s south side neighborhoods and prominent buildings that have helped to maintain the African American voice in Chicago’s architectural and social culture. Hosted by INOMA’s very own Susan Ellis, this is an amazing tour you wont want to miss!

Tickets: This event is NOT INCLUDED in the FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION and requires a $25 fee to join on the tour.

 

Saturday:

Willis Tower Tour

 
 

Date & Time:  Saturday, October 20th (7:00am-8:30am)

Location:  Willis Tower Skydeck - 233 S Wacker Dr., Chicago IL., 60606

Cost: This event is FREE for all NOMA Conference attendees

Description:  Don't miss the FREE TOUR of the Skydeck at the Willis Tower on Saturday morning (7am-8:30am), sponsored by our gracious partners and hosts Equity Office!  Come enjoy the ultimate Chicago view at our beloved Willis Tower.  Offering spectacular morning views spanning up to four states, this one-stop Chicago experience is full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside of the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower!

Dress Code: Casual with appropriate layers for Chicago fall weather

RSVP:  This event is INCLUDED in the FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION or SINGLE DAY ticket on Saturday October 20th. All guests MUST RSVP for an accurate head count.

 

Architectural Boat Tour

 
 

Total number of seats available: 100

Date & Time: Saturday, October 20th (11:30am-1:30pm)

Location: Chicago Architecture Center - 112 E. Wacker drive (southeast corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive) look for the blue awning marking the boat dock entrance stairs leading down to the river.

Cost: $50

Description: : Join NOMA us as we book an entire boat for NOMA members and conference attendees to experience one of the best Architectural Tours in Chicago! This event is open to all registered conference attendees. Experience the "top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S." according to TripAdvisorusers. The Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAC-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. You'll find out how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. In 90 minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history.

Dress Code: Forecast says it’s going to be a bit chilly Saturday. Please dress appropriately with layers for Chicago fall weather!

RSVP: This event is NOT INCLUDED in the FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION and requires a $50 fee to join on the tour. This tour is only open to NOMA Conference attendees, NOMA members, and extended family and friends.