Chicago, a world center of modern architecture, provides the ideal environment for the program. The city is a living laboratory for the study of late 19th- and 20th-century architecture, landscapes, and interiors—the development of the Chicago school of commercial architecture, the flowering of the prairie style house, the progression of the City Beautiful movement in urban planning, and the creation of a broad spectrum of decorative building arts.

In addition to Chicago’s architectural resources, the city also provides world-class museums and galleries, and vibrant communities of working artists, designers, writers, and thinkers. Below is a sampling resources available to the SAIC community. To see a more comprehensive listing visit the Chicago Our Campus section of the website.

SAIC provides you access to many other resources, including:

In addition, the city of Chicago is home to: