The Princeton Club of Chicago invites you to the third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial hosted by John Balfe *90, VP for Grad Alums, and graciously led by Sophie Cai *13.  These popular and engaging tours are now a PCC tradition.  RSVP ASAP - limited to 25 guests!

This edition of the Biennial is particularly inspired by Chicago, moving beyond the grand narratives of the city’s architectural heritage to explore the history and conditions that have and continue to shape its urban development. With a broader view on the field of architecture, it embraces practices that span building, design, planning, visual art, policymaking, education, and activism.

Sophie will lead a curated tour through the central exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center.  The 2019 Biennial — titled ... and other such stories — features a series of new commissions, residencies, partner projects, and public programs.  Please scroll down for Sophie's bio.


We hope you’ll join us for this very special event!


Thursday, November 7, 2019

5:30 – 7:00 pm
The Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington Street


We will meet in the lobby, on the Washington Street side of the Center.
This event is free, but you must register!

Since the event will be a walking tour through the Cultural Center, attendance will be limited to 25.  


Click here to RSVP!

If you are experiencing technical difficulties registering, please call Alumni Services and register over the phone: 847-256-5800. 


 Join NOW to receive PCC Member priority reservation, member pricing, and to support Princeton events and service opportunities.  Class of 2019 is FREE, but you must sign-up!  Membership starts at only $25/year.

Questions about this event?  Contact VP Graduate Alumni John Balfe *90 at balfejp@fastmail.us


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    Sophie Cai *13

    Sophie is the Co-founder of Variation Design LLC, an international architecture and design company.  "VARIATION" is borrowed from music: a formal technique where material is repeated in an altered form. As so called frozen music, Architecture also has such character that it contains space spirit in altered solid forms.  She is also Project Manager at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM).  She has focused her practice and research on promoting creative design solutions to deliver functional, efficient and sustainable design.