AIADO: News

Fall 2018 in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects in review: recent news, lectures, and exhibitions as well as interviews with current AIADO students. 

Charles Harrison (BFA 1954) was a celebrated designer known for improving upon more than 750 designs as the first African American executive for Sears, Roebuck and Company. 

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The Chicago Tribune released a list of not to be missed architectural events in Chicago in 2019.

"Two Hundred Boxes” is the result of a semester worth of work exploring the relationships between making, matter, and representation in Keefer Dunn's Fall 2018 Design Communication class. 

Students working with AIADO Director Jonathan Solomon in his fall course Pedways: Chicago Underground worked in the Randolph Street Passageway in Chicago's Loop Friday, December 14th, on a series of wall drawings. 

The Chicago Tribune celebrated the best in architecture in 2018, including the US Pavilion's Dimensions of Citizenship and Jeanne Gang's energy efficient green building, Solstice on the Park. 

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A new gallery space Space p11, directed by Associate Professor and Director of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects Jonathan Solomon and David L. Hays, associate professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will bring artistic design and performance to Chicago's Pedway. 

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SAIC Assistant Professor Ann Lui was named one of Crain's Chicago Business 40 under 40 for her architecture and design practice. 

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SAIC faculty Abigail Glaum-Lathbury and Pete Oyler were recently featured in Newcity's Designed Objects issue. 

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SAIC alums are featured in a gallery show, curated by Associate Professor Jon Cates, celebrating new media.

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Recently, the American Institute of Architects' Blueprint for Better campaign and the Chicago Ideas Festival collaborated with two design-based workshops. 

Current AIADO student Leila Khoury (MArch 2020) was recently featured on OZY as a "Rising Star." Rising Stars, according to OZY, are "people who are accelerating our culture and advancing the conversation - for good or for ill. You may not have heard of them yet but you'll soon need to know 'em."