Conference Hotel: St. Jane
230 N. Michigan Avenue


The room block for the 2019 Conference is at St. Jane Hotel, located just one block and a five minute walk from the Chicago Architecture Center. The St. Jane was first known as the Carbide and Carbon Building, and was completed in 1929 by the Burnham Brothers, sons of the influential Chicago architect Daniel Burnham.


Group Rate Information:
Phone reservations may be made by calling the reservations team at (312) 334-6767 and referencing “AAO 2019 Design Matters Conference” to receive the group rate, or by visiting this link. Deadline to reserve at the special group rate ($189/night for king bed) is Tuesday, October 15th. Please contact us at aao@architecture.org with any questions.

Photo: Courtesy of CAC



Chicago Airports


Both O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Midway International Airport (MDW) offer convenient access to downtown Chicago. From O'Hare, a trip to the Conference venues will take about 50 minutes on the CTA Blue Line. From Midway, a trip to the Conference venues on the CTA Orange Line will take about 40 minutes. A cab will take about the same amount of time as the train, but could take longer depending on traffic.




Public Transport

All Conference venues and the Conference hotel will be within walking distance of one another, or a short ride on the city's public transit. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is the most convenient way to get to and from the airports and around town. If you'd like to rent a bike, considering using Chicago's Divvy bikeshare service.




Mark