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Futures in Design
Alumni of the School of the Art Institute have futures in a wide range of design fields and practices. Our alumni value SAIC's interdisciplinary curriculum, emphasis on experimentation, and strong culture of making. Strong relationships with faculty and comfort working in diverse contexts give SAIC alumni the confidence to pursue their interests wherever they may be.
Stella Shen's "Infinite Consequences, Speculative Objects" considers an infinite loop between technology and the physical side effects it can induce.
Miiko Shan He's work, Cumulus Center, was recently featured on Core77.
Kate Barbaria (MArch 2017) chosen as the second prize winner of the twenty-ninth annual Schiff Foundation Fellowship for Architecture
Zhiyun (Winnie) He's, (BIA 2011) project Pinwheel Pavilion, The Collective Energy of People has been chosen as the winner of the 2016 Archtriumph summer pavilion competition.
This spring's undergraduate critiques were an exciting end to the semester. During this two week event, students, faculty, and a number of guest critics met in focused panels to discuss and showcase student work.
Design Show 2016 showcased graduate work in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed Objects (including SAIC's 2016 whatnot collection featured during Milan Design Week), Fashion Design, Art and Technology Studies, and Historic Preservation.
The 2016 recipient of the Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists is MFA student Norman Teague (Designed Objects). Norman is a Chicago-based designer and educator who focuses on projects and pedagogy that address the complexity of urbanism and the history of communities.
An interview with SAIC President Walter E. Massey.
Steven Haulenbeek 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.
Norman Teague (MFA DESOB 2016) was featured by Metropolis Magazine for his Sinmi Stool.
Smith specializes in design curation and exhibition design, working with regional manufacturers to develop work by independent designers
Klecha is a former national President of AIAS and a Senior Designer at dPOP Design in Detroit, Michigan.
Juan Garcia Mosqueda founded Chamber, a curated art and design boutique in Chelsea, NYC IN 2013.
NY Times writer Alice Rawsthorn highlights practical youth-oriented design courses co-founded by SAIC alumna Emily Pilloton (MFA 2005)
Sen Chang (BFA 2010) designs the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger.