Visit IIT College of Architecture


Individual Campus Visits
We invite you to visit the IIT Architecture to view our facilities, meet with admissions staff and see the student work in progress. We recommend visiting on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm when architecture design studios are in session.

Individual visits to IIT Architecture begin by scheduling an appointment through the Undergraduate (312-567-5189 or visit@iit.edu) or Graduate Admissions Office (312-567-3020 or gradstu@iit.edu). Please indicate that you are interested in visiting with the Architecture department, a visit to our department will then be coordinated.


Visiting S. R. 
Crown Hall, the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology

S. R. Crown Hall is the main academic facility of the College of Architecture and it is recommended that tours be scheduled through the Chicago Architecture Foundation or arranged through a colleague in the College. Although the building is a registered National Landmark and an architecturally significant building, it is situated on a private campus and all visitors to the IIT campus are expected to observe University policies and respect the privacy of the University community and the condition of the facilities. All tours entering S. R. Crown Hall are required to register/sign-in at the College of Architecture office, located in room 4 on the upper level, prior to touring the facility.

Privacy and Security Protocols
The studio spaces and many classroom areas are not defined by traditional enclosures and the sense of privacy and security depends on the respect for personal space. Those visiting Crown Hall are not allowed to enter the studio spaces that are located on the upper and lower levels. Many classes are frequently held in the open spaces located throughout the building and visitors are also requested to be respectful, quiet, while touring through the public areas.

Tour Group Scheduling
Tour groups larger than 10 individuals, that will not be accompanied by a IIT faculty member or a docent guide from the Chicago Architecture Foundation or The Mies Van der Role Society, must register with the College of Architecture's Director of Buildings & Operations  Rick Nelson, in advance of arrival in order to properly coordinate the visit with the College's academic activities. Unscheduled visits to Crown Hall can be disruptive to the College activities if basic protocols for privacy and personal space are not observed while visiting the facility. Please contact the College of Architecture if there are any questions regarding touring the facility.

Photography and Privacy
In order to further protect the privacy of the College community, photography of students, faculty and staff is not allowed without the subject's direct consent.

NOTE: All guests in S. R. Crown Hall must register at the Dean's Office, located in room UC4, Upper Level. All guests and visitors must follow College of Architecture and University rules while inside Crown Hall.

If you are interested in a more in-depth tour of Mies van der Rohe’s campus and the significant campus architecture we encourage you to take one of the tours offered by the Mies van der Rohe Society.

Discover Illinois Tech Day - Saturday, October 14, 2017
For an in-depth look at Main Campus, academic programs, campus life, and the admission and financial aid processes, a Discover Illinois Tech Day is a great time to visit. This event is open to all potential undergraduate students. Details can be found here.

Graduate Open House - Friday, November 3, 2017
At the Graduate Open House attendees are able to learn more about the IIT Architecture's graduate programs, connect with current students during a student panel, hear from our alumni, join current students on a tour around student studios/reviews in S. R. Crown Hall & tour our architecture facilities. Details can be found here. Register here.

Transfer Connection - September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, & December 7, 2017
Thinking of making the transition to Illinois Tech? Interested in understanding how to navigate the transfer admission process? Connect with us on selected Thursdays when the Office of Undergraduate Admission will remain open until 7 p.m., to better accommodate the busy schedules of our prospective transfer students. There will also be an additional campus tour at 4 p.m. on these days. Appointments are strongly recommended and can be scheduled here.

Spring 2018 Open House - TBA
Before Commencement Day each spring, IIT Architecture mounts a display of the best and most innovative student work from the past academic year. The event is free and open to the public. Call 312.567.3312 or email arch@iit.edu for information.

IIT Architecture Chicago's Fall 2018 Dean's Lectures
The lectures are open to the public and free of charge. Lectures are located in S.R Crown Hall. Lecture dates can be seen here.

IIT Architecture Admitted Graduate Student Weekend - TBA
All admitted IIT Architecture graduate students are invited to attend our Admitted Graduate Student Weekend in April. Friday's events begins with faculty presentations, studio review & College of Architecture (CoA) facilities tour. Followed by Hawk Happy Hour & dinner reception and a White Sox Game. On Saturday, we invite you to join us for a Chicago Architecture Foundation tour followed by lunch with current students and CoA faculty.