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On December 7, 2018, SAIC’s Historic Preservation Department hosted a hands-on workshop on decorative gilding.  The session, hosted in SAIC’s 15th floor lab classroom at 116 South Michigan Avenue, was sponsored by the Association for Preservation Technology - Western Great Lakes Chapter.  

Historic Preservation alum Jill Tuinier (MS 2011) was recently featured in a story by Grotto Network titled "Restoring Beauty to Old Buildings."

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.

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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

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

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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.