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All SEGD Chicago Chapter members and SEGD Leadership conference attendees are invited to a special evening at the Chicago Architecture Center, hosted by Gallagher & Associates and the CAC. The Chicago Architecture Center opened on August 31, 2018 and has been hailed as "the new jewel in Chicago's architectural crown," by the Chicago Tribune. Located on Wacker Drive, just off Michigan Avenue, the CAC sits inside a dramatic two-story lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the river and the Chicago skyline. It's the perfect setting to come out, have a couple drinks, and network with your peers. Grab a glass of wine and learn more about what makes Chicago the City of Architecture.

Take a tour through the space with exhibition designers Gallagher & Associates and the Center's staff. You'll get a behind the scenes look at the collaboration to bring this project to life, as well as have an opportunity to ask questions about the exhibition design and storytelling approach.

Learn more about the design of the CAC here.

This event is free for SEGD Members. Please make sure to RSVP by Registering!


Gallagher & Associates Build it Tall at the Chicago Architecture Center


Spring is here, and we're happily celebrating with our next casual breakfast meetup. Cushing will be hosting us, and we'll learn more about their latest and greatest! Grab a coffee, come mingle and ease into the end of your work week on Thursday the 11th, 8-9am.

Cushing is located at 213 W Institute Place, Suite 200. We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP here!



Chicago Chapter co-chairs Joe Lawton and Anna Nelson, along with account manager Josette O’Neil (Cushing), recently represented SEGD in a career fair hosted by Marwen. Marwen is a local organization that provides free visual arts, college and career programming for Chicago’s young people from under-resourced communities and schools in middle through high school.

There were over 40 different creative fields represented and both the students and their parents were intrigued to learn about opportunities for creatives in the EGD community while thumbing through material samples and mock-ups from local vendor partners. Our involvement was a great way to connect with students. For anyone interested in volunteering in a community arts-based program, we’d definitely recommend checking out Marwen!

Marwen event




Immortalize yourself with a 3D selfie at our upcoming event with BluEdge where they’ll demonstrate their cool 3D scan and print capabilities with a create-your-own-mini experience!

We’ll mingle, take a look behind the scenes, have a prize raffle for an Apple iPad, and then we’ll get scanned for our eerily accurate 3D selfies.

3D printed bust by BluEdge

Once they ship, you can set them on your desk, or use as a decoy – the possibilities are endless! This event is fully catered with food and drinks, so grab a coworker and come chill with us.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.



Join us for a casual hour of networking, coffee, and learning.

Every hump day needs a little boost - which is why you should swing by the Watson showroom Wednesday the 13th for our next casual breakfast meetup! Chrissy Thompson from The Ruder Group will show us some of the coolest new applications of Arktura, and we'll gear up with some sweet morning caffeine.

We hope to see you there! 

RSVP here to hold your spot!



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