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

SAIC Design @ Homan Square

AIADO 4101 001 (2524)

Faculty: Eric Hotchkiss

Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The SAIC Design @ Homan Square class operates as a "pro bono” design consultancy for residents of the North Lawndale neighborhood, offering solutions for a broad range of matters that residents bring, matters, both simple and complex. The objective of the class is not to produce "objects," but actionable solutions. While these solutions may take the form of built objects (i.e. community meeting/gathering space, public seating, etc.), they may also take the form of social programming or campaigning (i.e., classes, social events, social media campaigns, fundraisers, etc.). The class meets at SAIC’s Nichols Tower facility in Homan Square and satisfies SAIC’s Off-Campus study requirement. The Fall 2018 class focused on researching and proposing design solutions. The Spring 2019 semester will focus on the further development, detail design, and implementation of those solutions. 

CCA Academy Perma Park

Programming, designing, and building of the CCA Academy permaculture food forest.

Principle Barbers Barbershop

Visual brand design and event promotions for a local barbershop (Principle Barbers).

Douglass Park Miniature Golf Course

Redesign and revitalization of the Douglass Park Miniature Golf course with a theme of bird conservation.

MLK Fair Housing Exhibition Center

Redesigning the interior/exterior of the Martin Luther King Exhibition Center in North Lawndale.