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Beginning March 9, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, kicks off a host of exciting year-end even

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Lost, forgotten, and saved — Chicago’s historic buildings encounter various fates in their lifetime and their stories are constantly evolving. This panel discussion took place on Wednesday, February 13th in SAIC's Ballroom and was moderated by Anne Sullivan (SAIC's Chair of Historic Preservation).

SAIC was named the top producer of Fulbright US Students for special focus four-year institutions for 2018–19 with six awardees, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education

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"When I bought my home in 2013, I set out to accomplish two goals: 1. to experience, first hand, the process of restoring a historic home and 2. to create a comfortable home big enough to contain the large number of treasures I had amassed from family members over the years."

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On December 7, 2018, SAIC’s Historic Preservation Department hosted a hands-on workshop on decorative gilding.  The session, hosted in SAIC’s 15th floor lab classroom at 116 South Michigan Avenue, was sponsored by the Association for Preservation Technology - Western Great Lakes Chapter.  

Historic Preservation alum Jill Tuinier (MS 2011) was recently featured in a story by Grotto Network titled "Restoring Beauty to Old Buildings."

Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now, a new book tells the history of visual art in Chicago from before the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 to

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SAIC community members are once again an integral part of this year's EXPO CHICAGO, Chicago's international exposition of contemporary and modern art.

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The mural was the result of a collaboration between Amtrak, Chicago-based architecture firm Goettsch Partners and the Department of Historic Preservation.

The HPRES alum was recently featured as one of Springfield Business Journal's "40 under 40". 

Amtrak Mural

SAIC alum, Ashley Pastore (MFA 2018), was chosen to create a new piece of artwork for Amtrak's Union Station.

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The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is a collection of digitally reproduced American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides that are available via