As one of SAIC's more than 17,000 alumni, you continue to shape, alter, enrich, and inspire the cultural landscape through your images, words, objects, sounds, critical thinking, collaborations, and conversations. At SAIC, we celebrate the passionate innovation and creativity that you bring to our immediate and global community.
The SAIC community is consistently at the forefront of design innovation for public and private spaces alike. Shea Soucie and Martin Horner studied interior architecture together, and now their partnership fostering a successful Chicago design firm with clients around the globe enables them to mentor future designers at the school. We also feature three SAIC alumni and faculty who are shaping new dialogues about built environments, exploring across architecture, sculpture, and advanced fabrication technologies. Michelle LaFoe emphasizes creative thinking through design, Orly Genger creates partipatory public installations, and Jonathan Solomon encourages opportunities to engage in the global architecture conversation.
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to 3,200 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with faculty who are the leading practitioners in their fields.