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

Graduate Public Critiques Design Show 2018

Group of students looking at illuminated light bulbs on the floor at art installation.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrated the opening of the Design Show 2018 showing graduate work in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed Objects and Design for Emerging Technologies and welcomed guests from the city and design community. Included in the show were graduates of the Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment.


Guest critics included:

• Zoe Ryan: John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago
• Brian Lee:  Design Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).
• Nate White: Architectural Designer - ‎bKL Architecture LLC
• Thomas Kelly: Part of Norman Kelley, LLC, a design and architecture collaborative
• Phillip Bernstein: Architect and technologist and Lecturer in Professional Practice at the Yale School of Architecture
• Mechtild Widrich: Assistant Professor Art History, Theory and Criticism at SAIC
• Shiben Banerji: Assistant Professor, Art History, Theory and Criticism at SAIC
• José Esparza: Pamela Alper Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
• Nicole L'Huillier: PhD Student and Research Assistant at MIT Media Lab
• Lois Weinthal: Chair and Professor at the Ryerson School of Interior Design
• Grace La: Professor of Architecture, Chair of the Practice Platform, and former Director of the GSD’s Master of Architecture Programs
• Gretchen Gscheidle: Director, Insight + Exploration team, Herman Miller
• Tanner Woodford: Founder, executive director, and bartender of the Chicago Design Museum
• Bess Williamson: Assistant Professor Art History, Theory and Criticism at SAIC
• Oli Stratford: Editor-in-chief of Disegno
• Thomas Thwaites: Visiting Assistant Professor in the Industrial Design Department at Rhode Island School of Design
• Bruce Tharp: Associate Professor in Art & Design at the Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan
• Charles Adler: Kickstarter co-founder, designer, and entrepreneur
• Michael Golec: Associate Professor, Art History, Theory and Criticism at SAIC
• Casey Lurie: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Architecture, Interior Arch and Designed Objects (AIADO) at SAIC


See additional thesis work by AIADO students here