Build Smart Boat Tour: Chicago Architecture and Lake Michigan — Closed

On Saturday evening, September 12, cap off your conference experience in style and join our generous sponsor Build SmartPassive House Alliance Chicago and PHIUS for a splendid evening on Chicago’s waterways!

  • BUILD Smart LogoWe’ll board Chicago’s Classic Lady from Riverside Gardens, Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive (Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge)–it’s only steps from the conference hotel. (See map below)
  • Boarding begins at 6:45 pm.
  • A docent from the renowned Chicago Architecture Foundation will join us on the top deck to lead a twilight tour of Chicago’s downtown riverfront architecture, including information on 50+ buildings.
  • We’ll then head out to Lake Michigan to take in Chicago’s magnificent skyline from the water.
  • The three-hour cruise (yes, that’s right Gilligan) includes open bar (beer, wine, well drinks), light snacks, and music.



  • $75 if purchased in advance (by September 8)
  • $100 if purchased on location: September 9-12 (space is limited)

That’s a screaming deal, thanks to the good folks at Build Smart

Click map for detailed directions via the boating company.