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New Media Series: Nicholas Lowe presents the 2018 video Sixteen Frames—a moving mirror of the overland trail. This video is part of a group of works by the Chicago-based artist Nicholas Lowe, inspired by the landscape paintings and travels of 19th-century American artist James Wilkins.
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Charles Pipal and Discusses Workers Cottages
Historic Preservation faculty member, Charles Pipal, featured in Block Club Chicago.
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Photo of Big Daddy's Patio abandoned drive-up restaurant
Landmarks Illinois has released an updated and revamped online database (1935-1975)
Nearly 15 years after first launching the Recent Past Survey of Suburban Cook County, Landmarks Illinois has released an updated and revamped online database that allows visitors to easily search for and learn about non-residential architectural resources built between 1935 and 1975 in dozens of Chicago suburban communities.
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. Thompson Center, which is under threat of destruction, reports the Chicago Tribune. Instead of...

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Charles Pipal, adjunct professor of Historic Preservation and Jim Peters, lecturer of Historic Preservation are featured on the Chicago Sun-Times. During the 1990s, Pipal conducted fieldwork to...

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LEDs to Bees - SAIC

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. SAIC ...

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Linda Keane

Professor Linda Keane (Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects) was recently honored with the 2019 American Institute of Architects Illinois Nathan Clifford Ricker Award...

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Surrounds: 11 Installations exhibit at MoMA

On October 21, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will reopen after a summer-long closure and an ambitious renovation project of its gallery spaces. Among the 10 fall shows opening,...

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Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Historic Preservation at SAIC, Nicholas Lowe, to present research at international, juried conference in Atlanta, GA. 

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to welcome new full-time faculty members who are joining the School. These faculty members represent a diverse range of practices,...

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An evening of Historic Preservation, featuring final thesis presentations by Alyssa Frystak and Palak Shah, with guest speaker Arijit Sen, and a panel discussion between Alyssa Frystak, Palak Shah, Arijit Sen, Carla Bruni, and Nicholas Lowe.