Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects

We teach design by asking questions: what is an object, a building, a space?—and by pursuing answers through a commitment to making and a dedication to experimental practice, interdisciplinary study, and community partnership. SAIC offers world-class resources, opportunities for collaboration across art and design studies, and challenging projects with a wide network of external partners.

Read the Letter from the Director

Meet the Students and Faculty of AIADO

Mitchell Lecture Series

AIADO Gallery: The Hallway

Alumni Stories

Partnering with Leaders in the Community

Find the right degree for you

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) offers six graduate-level Master of Architecture (MArch), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), and Master of Design (MDes) degrees and is part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts pathways.

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio (Interior Architecture Pathway)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio (Architecture Pathway)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio (Designed Objects Pathway)

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Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture
  • Master of Design in Designed Objects
  • Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Architecture
  • Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Designed Objects
  • Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Design for Emerging Technologies

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