A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Chicago is Our Classroom

All photos by Jes Farnum

The city of Chicago is the true classroom of SAIC’s Historic Preservation program, where students learn real-world lessons in how to protect, preserve, and promote a diverse range of buildings, sites, and landscapes. The city’s unparalleled heritage includes some of the world’s undisputed architectural masterpieces.

Chicago is a living laboratory where students are exposed to visible layers of our shared architectural experience and confronted with the challenges and triumphs of preserving those layers for our collective memory.

Views from around our city!