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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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From LEDs to bees and renewable energy in between, for the past 10 years the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been busy becoming a sustainable and resilient campus. 

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Eric Hotchkiss and SAIC students designed the Douglas 18, a minigolf course set to open in Douglas Park.

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Linda Keane

Professor Linda Keane (Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects) was recently honored with the 2019

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Terracotta Moonjar at Beyond Tradition exhibition at Numeroventi gallery, Florence, Italy (2019) (Courtesy the Artist)

Yoon-Young Hur (BFA 2006) was featured in the Architect's Newspaper about how she channls architecture into her ceramic work, which is deeply rooted in her Korean heritage. 

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Walter Hood - SAIC

Walter Hood (MFA 2013) and his Oakland, California, based design firm, Hood Design Studio were recently spotlighted in an article in 

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Luftwerk and Iker Gil's installation at the Farnsworth House

Geometry of Light, a collaboration between Petra Bachmaier (BFA 1999) and Sean Gallero (SAIC 1993–98) of Luftwerk and Lecturer Iker Gil (Architectur

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From left to right: Ramon Jimenez Cardenas (BFA 2018), Chelsea Lombardo (BFA 2019), Amber Cao (BFA 2019), and Liam Wilson (BFA 2018)

Studio Potluck wins first place at Make48 design competition show.

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2019's 3Arts Awards recipients (left to right, top): Richard Costes, Laksha Dantran, Ivelisse Diaz, Stephanie Diaz, Damon Locks; (left to right, bottom): Jumaane Taylor, Norman Teague, Bethany Thomas, Sam Trump, and Santiago X. (3Arts)

Damon Locks (BFA 1991), Norman Teague (MFA 2016), and Santiago X (MFA 2018) were awarded grants from 3Arts, reports the

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AIADO students highlight bridgehouses on the Chicago River with the Tender House Project.

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Architectural and urban designer and current full-time visiting artist in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, Paola 

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