“Architecture defines a city, and no city has been defined by its architecture—or has influenced global architectural design—like Chicago.”

—Mayor Rahm Emanuel

In the fall of 2015, the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial—an international forum on architecture and the designed environment—will open in Chicago. The Biennial will bring the world’s leading architectural talent together to explore the ideas, ambitions, and challenges facing the contemporary city in an age of accelerated change. Featuring the work of both established and emerging architects, the Biennial will address the major concerns of our time: the social, environmental, aesthetic, technological, and economic issues that shape the world we live in.

Presented in partnership with the City of Chicago and the Graham Foundation, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will create new platforms to examine the past, present, and future of architecture.

BP is the Presenting Sponsor of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.