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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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Charles Pipal and Jim Peters discuss the color-coding system used to landmark buildings in Chicago.

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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. 

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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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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, Yasmil Raymond (BFA 1999) was an organizer of Surrounds: 11 Installations.

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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. 

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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. 

"The Sea & Poison" was Goat Island's sixth full-length piece.

goat island archive—we have discovered the performance by making it, an exhibit and accompanying performances which pay homage to the performance ar

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Abdul Mubeen and Mohammed Shafeeq’s house after renovation. (Photo: Architectural Heritage Division, INTACH)

Conservation architect at the Architectural Heritage Division of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and alum Malvika Bajaj Saini (MS 2000) was part of a team working on a pilot conservation project in the weaver cluster of Chanderi, India.

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A look at the Sidney R. Yates Gallery which has been made to feel like Goat Island’s Lincoln Park-based church gym rehearsal space.

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation and cocurator of goat island archive—we have discovered the performance by making it, 

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Since 2006, the Historic Preservation Department at SAIC has partnered with Landmarks Illinois in a comprehensive survey of recent past, non-residential resources of Suburban Cook County.  Begun under Jim Peters and continued by Eiliesh Tuffy and Charlie Pipal, the survey catalogues a largely unheralded collection of buildings, monuments, signs and structures which are vanishing from our landscape and collective memory.