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Four students and a teacher stand in front of a series of posters about conservation

Professor Linda Keane is a legend at SAIC. Recently inducted into the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows—an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession—she is an artist, architect, and academic.

AIADO Capstone 2021 Revised Research Board

Senior students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Class of 2021, responded to the Bauhaus Campus 2021 competition organized by ARKITEKTURO. The AIADO 4900 Capstone students (Bella Chen, Chuck Chong, Bella Cosentino, Joslin-Rene Degrate, Venna Huang, Sarie Nohara, Pierre Pi, John Tang, Yifei Yao, Keyi Zhang) have been thinking, drawing and making, from all corners of the world, their own visions for the architecture and design school of the future.

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A hand holds up a black and white photo of a family with suitcases arriving at a white house before a vista of open water

Every month, we share the accomplishments of our faculty and staff with our full SAIC community.

A row of workers cottages, two story, brick single family homes

Our community is driven by the spirit of engagement and the desire to make positive change in our world. Learn how our alums, students, faculty, and staff are responding to this current moment.

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A gallery view of pieces of fiber art—bright, colorful curtains and a series of sculptures with hands in gloves peeking out from their bottoms

Assistant Professor Lee Blalock was featured on The National News Podcast discussing

Headshot of retired AIADO professor Ander Nereim

"Our colleague Professor Anders Nereim has retired from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago this past August. We as faculty, students and staff wish Anders and his family only the most meaningful next phase in his professional and academic career in the firm believe that no architect ever really leaves the discipline."

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As community of students, faculty and staff in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects we acknowledge and wish to congratulate our students who have been recognized and awarded for their work over the past academic year

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Roberto Quiroz

This summer, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago honored School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) student Roberto Quiroz with their Diversity Scholarship.

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As part of the 2020 Whatnot Studio, Kazuki Guzmán had the opportunity to participate in the French-American Online Design Schools Workshop produced by Wanted Design which focused on the COVID-19 public health crisis. Kazuki spoke with Pete Oyler, Assistant Professor in Designed Objects, about his experience collaborating and developing the “Listen: Let’s Talk!” app. 

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Chelsea Lombardo's recreation of the Thompson Center as piñata.On Monday, a trio of historic preservationists trying to save the Thompson Center will open an exhibition to broaden the public’s understanding and (perhaps) appreciation of the building. (H

Chelsea Lombardo (BFA 2019) has created an architectural piñata in the shape of the James R.

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Block Club Chicago reports on Odile Compagnon's leadership in an initiative aimed at improving pedastrian safety on the West Side.

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