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Each year, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) gives out several awards honoring architectural educators for their exemplary work in

Newcity recently released its "Designed Objects Issue," which culminates all the best in Midwestern-modernist design and the designers maki

Wintrust Arena

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will hold its 2018 Commencement Ceremony at the new Wintrust Arena at 200 East Cermak Road.

A contest is an unlikely place to connect with new people, but that’s the exact goal of SOFA CONNECT, an annual competition at

SAIC student Ravina Puri (BFA 2018) and her teammates from DePaul University took home first prize at the Bosch Urban Mobility Hackathon.

Laura Crane via Building Design and Construction

As part of their September issue, Laura Crane (MArch 2012) was featured in Building Design and Construction magazine's "40 Under 40." Calling her th

John Szot's Mass Market Alternatives

Could designers reclaim suburban architecture for the greater good?

DNAinfo recently ran two articles detailing an exhibit taking place during the Chicago Architecture Biennial being co-ran by SAIC’s Lee Bey (Archite

Maya Jay Varadaraj, Large Chakras. Photo Credit: Jonathan Allen

Alum Maya Varadaraj (MDes 2017) is using glass bangles as weapons against patriarchy.

Several members from SAIC's community were included on Newcity’s

As one of eleven projects proposed by students of the Architecture and Interior Architecture Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, CLAIRVOYANCE was chosen by a jury of professionals to be realized at the Alliance Française. 

This fall, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will launch its Museum Education Graduate Scholars Program, a joint venture between the Art Inst

SAIC is well represented on the Graham Foundation’s list of 2017 grantees.

SAIC will be out in full force at EXPO CHICAGO 2017, managing a booth while faculty and alumni present work, and c

Derar_Social Justice AIA announcement

The Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects chose social justice theses from three SAIC students as meritorious.


Cheryl Pope (BFA 2003, MDes 2010), an Assistant Professor in the School’s Fashion Design department, is one of the many SAIC faculty and alumni scheduled to

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced that renowned artist and SAIC alum Jeff Koo

Kate Barbaria Thesis Coat

Two SAIC grads were recognized in the twenty-ninth annual Schiff Foundation Fellowship for Architecture and twelfth annual Fellowship for Critical Architectural Writing.

Associate Professor Pablo Garcia, who teaches in the School's Contemporary Practices and Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects department

A compact cold-brewer and a tea steeper doubling as a maze caught the attention of two prominent retailers, garnering top awards for Architecture, Interior A

Design Council Awards

The Design Council Awards provide small grants to the top Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) in the programs of Master of Architecture, Master of Architecture with an emphasis in Interior Architecture, Master of Fine Studio, Designed Object, Design for Emerging Technologies and Architecture students upon graduation.  Students are invited to apply for the awards though faculty of AIADO who, with input from member of the Design Council, choose the winners.

Faculty member Linda Keane led a workshop with Chicago Public School Jameson Elementary's 6th grade girls.

Odile Compagnon, won the Pella Crafted Luxury Peoples Choice Award at the 7th Annual Small Projects LARGE PARTY.

participants of the MakeWork challenge

On Friday, April 28, students and alumni convened in room 327 of the Sharp Building to compete in the annual MakeWork Challenge.

Gaynor was recently interviewed by Régine Debatty, writer, curator, critic, and founder of

Salone del Mobile, Milan's annual furniture fair held during the city's Design Week, featured a 10th straight appearance from the School of the Art Institute

Two SAIC alumni are part of the new media installation project being unveiled at 150 North Riverside, Visual Communication Design alum Yuge Zhou (MFA 2015) a

SAIC faculty and alum Sharon Burdett (MFA 2005, Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects) has won the 2017 Startup Challenge for her inventi

Thomas Kong's shortlisted entry for the Next Helsinki international architectural competition was published in the book, ​The Helsinki Effect: ​Public Alternatives to the Guggenheim Model of Culture-Driven Development​.

The Urban Orchard Project is an educational, environmental, and human initiative that changes our relationship with death.

Newcity recently released its 2017 "Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago" featuring the designers, curators, organizers, and educators who majorly influenc

Architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang is the founding principal of Studio Gang, an architecture and urbanism collective in Chicago and New York.

Internationally-acclaimed SAIC faculty members and alumni round out the list of architects and designers assigned to Jackson Park's forthcoming Obama Preside

Designboom presented the 2017 shortlist for the Lexus D

Ann Lui's and Craig Reschke's Future Firm's project "Rebel Garages" was awarded a grant from the City of Chicago's IncentOvate grants, through Chicago Architectural Foundation, to conduct planning to lead toward a pop-up event/festival.

Paola Aguirre recognized as one of Impact Design Hub's "40 under 40"

AIADO Fall 2016: Semester in Review


Sharing Models: Manhattanisms invited 30 international architects to produce models of their own visions for the city’s future.  


An interview with SAIC President Walter E. Massey.

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Congratulations to Violet Forest, Norman Teague, and Gabriella Michelle Smith as the top award receivers.

Douglas Pancoast featured in New City's Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2016. 


A new committee of successful local business owners is starting a movement to support SAIC student entrepreneurs.

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Norman Teague (MFA DESOB 2016) was featured by Metropolis Magazine for his Sinmi Stool. 


Thomas Kong has been invited by the Aformal Academy to participate in the 2015/16 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture in Shenzhen, China.


This fall's graduate and undergraduate critiques were an exciting end to the semester. 

Juan Garcia Mosqueda founded Chamber, a curated art and design boutique in Chelsea, NYC IN 2013.


An exhibition that runs through December 19 at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries has been featured by Landscape Architecture magazine and The Dirt blog.

Smith specializes in design curation and exhibition design, working with regional manufacturers to develop work by independent designers


The Venture Studio, with support from the Chicago Innovation Exchange and Kickstarter, examines contemporary art and design entrepreneurship.

Andrew Santa Lucia is an architect and writer based in Chicago. He is the founder of AND/OR US, focusing on architectural research, activism and design speculation; as well as ASquared Buildings and Objects, focusing on professional design-build services.


SAIC artists are invited to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to address issues regarding juvenile justice.

Douglas Pancoast helped coordinate the installation of eight 3,000- to 9,000-pound limestones in Millennium Park for a project called Rock.


AIADO faculty Lisa Norton was recently interviewed by Core 77 for its D-School Futures series.


Array of Things is an urban sensing instrument that will serve as a fitness tracker for the city.

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Sen Chang (BFA 2010) designs the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger.


SAIC hosted the Learn x Design International Conference from June 28–30.

Nick Franco makes paintings using microscopic images from his dermatologist father’s medical books

Klecha is a former national President of AIAS and a Senior Designer at dPOP Design in Detroit, Michigan.


Charlie Klecha promotes professional licensure for architecture in "7-in-7" campaign

Steve Haulenbeek's Ice-Cast Bronze series is highlighted for experimental design.

Through a yearlong interaction and partnership with Chicago based artist and developer Theaster Gates, the studio which eventually became known as Back of the House, became a breeding ground of non-conventional approaches to being and making in Chicago.

SAIC Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects Faculty Member Thomas Kong has been recognized for his entry to the Next Helsinki international architecture competition.


L’arco Baleno features the series of designed objects that debuted recently at the gallery Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan.

SAIC students from the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects program present a collection of furniture and objects at Milano Salone


Newcity features 14 SAIC community figures in its annual Design 50 issue.

The Society for Experiential Graphic Design recently spoke with AIADO faculty members George Aye and Sara Cantor Aye about their human-centered design work.


In an ongoing collaboration with Swarovski, SAIC student work is featured in the Swarovski anniversary retrospective in New York.

New AIADO director Jonathan Solomon discusses future plans for the program.

The tech-focused website, Wired, recently ran a story on the Array of Things, a collaboration between the Urban Center for Computation and Data at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Chicago Tribune Blue Sky Innovation features SAIC's use of new technologies and traditional methods of making.

Fifteen full-time faculty joined the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) working across a range of departments.


On October 16 the Architect's Newspaper highlighted the Butler-VanderLinden Lecture on Architecture delivered by 2013 Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito—co-organized by SAIC's Visiting Artists Program

NY Times writer Alice Rawsthorn highlights practical youth-oriented design courses co-founded by SAIC alumna Emily Pilloton (MFA 2005)