Videos  Jul 25, 2014
"Balloon Paradise" in Crown Hall

Students Erin Huang and Su Jeong Lee of Prof. Jordan Kanter's Summer Studio, "Modulating Ruin: Modular Strategies for Recolonizing the Packard Plant," pin-up and present inside of a half scale component of their project proposal, "Balloon Paradise." — Full Story

  Jul 24, 2014
FIBERwave PAVILION wins Morpholio Future Voices Competition

Studio Associate Professor Alphonso Peluso and his students' carbon fiber FIBERwave PAVILION wins the Morpholio Future Voices competition. — Full Story

News  Jul 12, 2014
Fifth Annual LEGO City Day

Nearly one thousand guests attend event at S.R. Crown Hall. — Full Story

News  Jul 9, 2014
Inaugural MCHAP Finalists Announced

Seven finalists announced at a public event in Santiago, Chile. — Full Story

News  Jun 24, 2014
Inaugural MCHAP "Outstanding Projects" Announced

Shortlist of 36 built works selected from 225 nominees; finalists to be announced on July 9th from Santiago, Chile. — Full Story

News  Jun 13, 2014
Dean Arets featured in Financial Times

Dean Wiel Arets featured in Financial Times article on homes designed with dramatic water features. — Full Story

News  Jun 5, 2014
CoA PhD Candidate wins ARCC/King Medal

Architecture PhD Candidate Peng Du Awarded ARCC/King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Research — Full Story

News  May 30, 2014
CoA Grad Wins Art Institute of Chicago Fellowship

IIT College of Architecture Graduate Ryan Gann Wins The Schiff Foundation Fellowship — Full Story

News  May 21, 2014
Inaugural MCHAP.emerge Winner Announced

Award for Emerging Architecture goes to Poli House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen at a benefit dinner, featuring Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, held at IIT’s S. R. Crown Hall on Tuesday, May 20th. — Full Story

Events  May 20, 2014
MCHAP Emerge Benefit Dinner

At a benefit dinner in S.R. Crown Hall on Tuesday, May 20th, the MCHAP.emerge (Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architects) will be awarded to an outstanding built work in the Americas by an emerging practice completed within the preceding two years. — Full Story

Events  May 17, 2014
College of Architecture Spring 2014 Commencement

The IIT College of Architecture held its Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 17th.  — Full Story

News  May 13, 2014
Assoc. Professor Frank Flury and students win AIA Small Project Award for Barnsworth project

The exhibition space next to the Farnsworth House Visitors’ Center in Plano, Illinois,  designed and built by IIT Architecture students under the aegis of Prof. Flury’s Design-Build studio, won a Special Recognition award from AIA Chicago. — Full Story

News  May 10, 2014
Louis Vuitton SPARK Award Finalists Honored and Recipient Named

Piotr Matejczyk was named the recipient of the inaugural Louis Vuitton SPARK award for his project, Re-Thinking the (Hyper)Loop.  — Full Story

Exhibitions  May 9, 2014
Annual IIT Architecture Student Work Exhibition and Open House

The Annual Student Work Exhibition and Open House, which includes Studio Associate Professor Alphonso Peluso and his students’ FIBERwave PAVILION (shown above), takes place at Crown Hall on May 9, 2014 — Full Story

News  May 1, 2014
CoA Students Receive Honorable Mention in International Competition

Three IIT College of Architecture students, Dhaval Gadani, Louis Peragallo, and Christian Pereda, were recognized by the Gulf Architecture Biennial for an honorable mention in its Hormuz Bridge International Competition. — Full Story

News  May 1, 2014
MCHAP Nominees Announced

Wiel Arets, Dean of the College of Architecture at IIT and Dirk Denison, Director of MCHAP and MCHAP.emerge, have announced 265 nominees for the two inaugural prizes. — Full Story

News  May 1, 2014
MLA Director Marshall Brown on Presidential Libraries in Metropolis

Assistant Professor and Master of Landscape Architecture Director Marshall Brown’s article on the increasingly contentious commentary from pundits about the Obama Presidential Library Commission, was recently published in Metropolis Magazine. — Full Story

News  Apr 24, 2014
New Miami and Revised Chicago Pocket Guides Illustrated by John DeSalvo

Studio Associate Professor John DeSalvo’s latest in a series of architectural guides, Pocket Guide to Miami Architecture, was released in March by W.W. Norton & Company, New York.  — Full Story

Publications  Apr 4, 2014
Nowness Publication Garners D&AD Design Award

The Global Association for Creative Advertising and Design Awards has named IIT College of Architecture’s Nowness publication a 2014 “In Book” award winner in its brochures and catalogues category. — Full Story

History  Jul 16, 2004
Opening Day of Millennium Park

Constructed over the train yards that once defined the city, Millennium Park is emblematic of Chicago’s shift from a city defined by modern industry, to one determined by finance, culture, tourism, and lifestyle. — Full Story

History  Aug 28, 1968
Police Riot, Democratic National Convention

The conflict over race, wealth, military action, and political power played out violently on a national stage, and was broadcast live from Mayor Daley's Chicago. — Full Story

History  May 6, 1968
John Hancock Center Tops Out

Designed by Bruce Graham and engineered by Fazlur Khan, both of SOM, the 100-story tall John Hancock Center is a vertical city within the city, containing offices, condominiums, restaurants, shops, and parking. Groundbreaking at the time of its completion, the tower debuted Khan’s “trussed tube” structural system — Full Story

History  Jan 1, 1951
860-880 Lakeshore Drive

Designed as a prototype for postwar urban housing, these apartment buildings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe served as a model not only for his own subsequent skyscrapers, but for those of many architects throughout the world. — Full Story

History  Jan 1, 1937
Founding of the New Bauhaus

In 1937, former Bauhaus instructor László Moholy-Nagy moved to Chicago to direct a “New Bauhaus.” Though short-lived under that name, Moholy went on to head an independent school that later became IIT’s Institute of Design. — Full Story

History  May 27, 1934
Crystal House, Century of Progress Exposition

Chicago’s 1933-34 world’s fair was devoted to visions of the future, and especially to the role of technology in everyday life. — Full Story

History  Feb 14, 1929
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Prohibition brought celebrity, riches, and violence to Chicago gangland bosses like Al Capone and Bugs Moran, whose rival factions controlled the city's booze traffic, brothels, and casinos. — Full Story

History  Jan 1, 1909
Traffic on Dearborn and Randolph

Chicago has always been a logistics center. Historically overlaid networks of water, rail, highway, and air travel make today’s city a major node in the vast systems of global commerce.  — Full Story

History  Jan 1, 1909
Plan of Chicago

Co-authored by Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett, the Plan of Chicago challenged the non-hierarchical grid on which the city had grown, proposing instead a Baroque composition of plazas, avenues, and parks arranged symmetrically around an artificial harbor and civic center. — Full Story