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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.

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
Historic Preservation

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

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

The students were accompanied by professional mentors from the Association for Preservation Technology Western Great Lakes Chapter.

In February of this year, Chicago lost one of its pioneering preservation architects, Wilbert R. Hasbrouck, FAIA. With a career stretching over 40 years, Hasbrouck personified the multidisciplinary nature of preservation: as author, editor, collector, activist, and architect.

The SAIC Historic Preservation Program was well represented at a full day symposium on the specific challenges posed by preservation of recent past resources co-hosted by the Association for Preservation Technology Western Great Lakes Chapter and Docomomo US/Chicago Chapter.

SAIC continues its year-end events with an exciting line-up for spring and summer.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has just announced that SAIC Hpres alum John Cramer is one of its “40 Under 40; People Saving Places”

Jenny Reep Pruden (MSHP 2012), of the Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently was the recipient of the Main Street America Revitalization Professional (MSARP) credential from the Main Street America Institute.

Beginning March 10, 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 events. 

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.

"Art environments"—gardens, parks, houses, or unique architectural structures filled or covered with works of art—require a very active role from its preserv

Anne Sullivan will be speaking  on the topic of “Preservation Education and City Planning Today”.

The conference is sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

M.S. Historic Preservation program director Anne T. Sullivan, FAIA was selected as a peer reviewer for proposed plaza modifications at Mies van der Rohe’s Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse.

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

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

Cheryl Pope (BFA 2003, MDes 2010), an Assistant Professor in the School’s Fashion Desi

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

Virginia will present her planning history graduate thesis – Chicago Air Rights Developments: Pivotal Legislation, Key Case Studies, and Design Innovations

In the News: SAIC Alum Dan O’Brien’s Churches of Chicago

HPRES Students Awarded Honorable Mention in the HABS Holland Prize 2016

HPRES Students Place in HALS Challenge 2016

An interview with SAIC President Walter E. Massey.

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The Michigan State Historic Preservation Office announces the 2nd Preservation in America's Legacy Cities conference, to be held on September 13-16, 2016, in Detroit, Michigan at McGregor Conference Center on the campus of Wayne State University.

Students featured as they take part in an annual survey focused on mid-centure architecture within the Chicagoland area.


A team of graduate students in SAIC's Historic Preservation program spent the fall 2014 semester nestled inside a chestnut brick townhouse on North Astor Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago.


SAIC faculty member Martha Frish Okabe gave a talk at a freshman orientation class at DePaul University on September 1, entitled French Cultural Influences in the Physical Development of Chicago.