News  Jan 6th 2022College of Architecture Launches Rowe Fellows Program

Rowe Fellows will spend two years teaching in the college while they pursue a funded research project intended to advance the study of the built environment across a number of issues, ranging from architecture, urbanism, and landscape architecture, to structures, building systems, professional practice, and more. — Full Story

News  Dec 14th 2021​A Detailed Generator, a Reclaimed Power Plant, and More: Faculty and Alumni Win Big at AIA Design Excellence Awards

This year, continuing a years-long run, Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture faculty members and alumni walked away with an impressive collection of Citations of Merit and Honor Awards. — Full Story

Events  Dec 9th 2021SPRING 2022 IN-PERSON CAREER FAIR

Join us at S. R. Crown Hall and meet our talented and exemplary architecture students and graduates to consider for internships, co-op experiences, or full-time employment. — Full Story

News  Dec 6th 2021​Cherry Blossom Season Comes Early Thanks to Professor’s Award-Winning Exhibition

“Sakura Orihon,” an exhibition by Professor and Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program Director Ron Henderson, received an Honors Award in Communications from the Rhode Island chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. — Full Story

News  Dec 2nd 2021Student-Built Community Center in Chile Honored for Socially Conscious Design

An architecture project designed and built by Illinois Institute of Technology students is the recipient of the American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter’s first Roberta Feldman Architecture for Social Justice Award Citation of Merit. — Full Story

  Nov 30th 2021Remembering Alumnus Virgil Abloh, a Pioneering Designer Inspired by Architecture

Abloh—whose work spanned fashion, furniture, music, and art, among other creative disciplines—was one of the most notable designers of his generation. — Full Story

News  Nov 22nd 2021College of Architecture Professor wins top design prize in Holland

An Amsterdam hotel designed by Wiel Arets—professor and former dean of Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture—was awarded the “The Best Dutch Building of the Year” by the country’s leading professional association for architects. — Full Story

News  Oct 27th 2021​Lecture: Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg, Founders of SO-IL

Hailing from two separate corners of the globe—Liu from Nanjing, China, and Idenburg from the Netherlands—the two maintain a diverse, global perspective that shows in their work. — Full Story

News  Oct 19th 2021​Restoration of Mies-Designed Post Office Wins Faculty Member a Preservation Award

Adjunct Professor Aura Venckunaite played a crucial role in the "forensic" approach to the restoration of the Federal Center's post office. — Full Story

News  Oct 13th 2021Carol Ross Barney Wins National Design Award and Order of Lincoln

Given that Metropolis once dubbed the College of Architecture adjunct professor "Chicago's New Daniel Burnham," it's no surprise she's the recipient of major national and state awards. — Full Story

  Oct 1st 2021Renowned Brazilian Architect Gustavo Utrabo Named Victor A. Morgenstern Family Visiting Chair

Utrabo is one of the most exciting young architects working in Latin America today, and has been recognized internationally for his work in Brazil. — Full Story

Lectures  Sep 29th 2021Mark Sexton: Restoring Mies

On October 8 the College of Architecture will host “Restoring Mies,” a talk given by Mark Sexton, FAIA (B.ARCH. ’80).  — Full Story

News  Sep 27th 2021Faculty Create Video, The Finely Textured Canopy of Modernism, for French Exhibition

The video was commissioned by Arc en Rêve architectural center in Bordeaux, France, for the exhibition Arboretum: The Tree as Architecture. — Full Story

  Sep 22nd 2021Faculty Book Documenting Modernist Homes Clinches Preservation Award

The Modernism in America Award recognizes and celebrates work that documents, preserves, or reuses Modernist architecture in the United States. — Full Story

News  Sep 15th 2021University’s UFarm Grows With Help from Architecture Students

As urban areas becomes increasingly dense, can urban farming become increasingly dense too? — Full Story

Events  Sep 10th 2021Guilherme Wisnik: Infinite Span

On Wednesday, September 22, the College of Architecture—with the support of the Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago—will host Guilherme Wisnik, an architectural and art researcher, curator, and associate professor at the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo.  — Full Story

News  Sep 3rd 2021​Architecture Students Recognized for Innovative Chinatown Market Design

M.ARCH. students Noah Donica and Zhiqiang Shi were awarded second place in the American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter's Chicago Award in Architecture student competition. — Full Story

News  Aug 31st 2021College of Architecture Students, Faculty Are Finalists in Competition Reimagining an Iconic Chicago Building

When the state of Illinois announced its intent to sell Helmut Jahn’s 1985 James R. Thompson Center, the decision signaled peril for a building that has stirred passionate debate for years. — Full Story

News  Aug 25th 2021Student-Drafted Drawings of Minerals and Metals Building to Enter Library of Congress

Nearly 80 years after it was constructed, Minerals and Metals will become the first building from Illinois Institute of Technology to the Library of Congress through the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) program. — Full Story

News  Aug 10th 2021Not One, but Three Architecture Students Receive AIA Diversity Scholarships

Fionn Hui (B.ARCH. 1st Year), William Manzanilla (B.ARCH. 3rd Year), and Hsu Myat Aung (M.S.ARCH. Candidate) received the awards for their achievements and dedication to the profession as young architecture students. — Full Story

News  Jun 14th 2021​Professor John Ronan’s “Poetic Pragmatism” Receives Fifth National AIA Award in Three Years

Ronan's Independence Library and Apartments seeks to distance itself from Chicago’s infamous history in the area of social housing by embracing the individual. — Full Story

News  Jun 4th 2021Student’s Competition-Winning Design Concept to be Built in Kenya

In just five days, Hyungdoo Youn (B.ARCH 4th Year) created a design for what will become a future educational center in the Kenyan village of Dzunguni.  — Full Story

News  Jun 2nd 2021Now Open: DesignIntelligence College Ranking Surveys

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the DesignIntelligence architecture school ranking program is resuming. We ask that our community—students, alumni, professionals, and colleagues from other institutions—evaluate us in the surveys that inform these rankings, which takes just a few minutes. — Full Story

  May 21st 2021Ph.D. Program’s Sixth Symposium is Announced as its Fifth Prometheus Journal is Released

Titled Metropolis in Crisis: Tall Buildings and Urban Environments, the symposium draws from the experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. — Full Story

News  May 17th 2021Architect and Building Scientist Irmak Turan to Join College of Architecture Faculty

Turan's research explores the interrelationship of building performance, human health, and real estate economics. — Full Story

News  May 15th 2021Commencement 2021

As the academic year comes to a close, Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture welcomes graduates, their families, and friends to Commencement—hosted virtually—on Saturday, May 15, 2021 — Full Story

News  May 14th 2021Live: College of Architecture Virtual Open House

The exhibition’s name, PIXL, was inspired by the pixelation of our lives this past year, as digital environments replaced physical modes of interaction. — Full Story

News  May 14th 2021College of Architecture 2021 Spring Awards

It is with great pride that we present the following list of winners in our Spring Awards program, who distinguished themselves with their exceptional work. — Full Story

News  May 13th 2021​College of Architecture to Be Part of the 25th Docomomo National Symposium

For its 25th edition, the 2021 Docomomo National Symposium: Crossroads of Modern America will be taking place in Chicago. But while it will be hosted virtually because of COVID-19, Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture will be one of the event’s hosts. — Full Story

News  May 12th 2021Commencement 2021: The Next Generation of Architects

Three B.ARCH. graduates speak about how they found architecture, their time at Illinois Institute of Technology, and what the future holds. — Full Story

News  May 10th 2021Remembering Influential Chicago Architect Helmut Jahn

German-born American architect Helmut Jahn, a former student at Illinois Institute of Technology, passed away on Saturday, May 8, at 81, after a bicycling accident near his suburban Chicago home. — Full Story

News  Apr 22nd 2021Architecture Student Wins Parklet Design Competition

The competition, hosted by both the American Institute of Architecture Students and building information modeling software provider Vectorworks, tasks architecture students across the United States with designing an addition to a sidewalk that creates a new attraction for pedestrians using the street.  — Full Story

News  Apr 19th 2021A Conversation With the Artistic Director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial

On Wednesday, April 21, the College of Architecture will present its inaugural Chicago Lecture, which features prominent members of the Chicago community. Joining us this semester will be David Brown, the artistic director for the fourth edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. — Full Story

News  Apr 19th 2021College of Architecture Faculty Members Recognized by AIA For Excellence in Practice, Teaching, and Advocacy

The American Institute of Architects has announced its award winners for 2021, and among them are Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture Associate Studio Professor Jennifer Park and Adjunct Professor Tiara Hughes. — Full Story

News  Apr 12th 2021Panel: Dark Matter University and Anti-Racist Built Environments

On Wednesday, April 14 the College of Architecture will host Justin Garrett Moore and Shalini Agrawal, members of Dark Matter University, a democratic network of professionals working to create anti-racist outcomes in the built environment. — Full Story

News  Apr 9th 2021Reed Kroloff Named Rowe Family College of Architecture Dean Endowed Chair

The university invests distinguished faculty members with endowed chairs in recognition of their academic excellence and leadership.  — Full Story

News  Apr 8th 2021College of Architecture Student Elected to International Board on Landscape Architecture Education

College of Architecture student Erik Schiller (M.ARCH.+M.L.A+U Candidate) has been elected student director for the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). — Full Story

News  Mar 25th 2021A Discussion with one of the Architects Who Will Revitalize the Art Institute of Chicago

On Wednesday, March 31, the College of Architecture will host acclaimed Spanish architect Alberto Veiga, co-founder of the architecture firm Barozzi Veiga. — Full Story

News  Mar 18th 2021A Conversation With Rozana Montiel

Montiel’s practice specializes in architectural design, artistic re-conceptualizations of space, and the public domain, and on a wide variety of projects in different scales and layers that range from the city to the book, the artefact, and other micro-objects. — Full Story

News  Mar 11th 2021Panel: Emerging Brazilian Practices

The panel invites the architects behind two renowned Brazilian practices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro: Gustavo Utrabo, Pedro Rivera, and Pedro Évora. — Full Story

News  Mar 10th 2021Landscape Architecture Students Receive ILASLA Awards

Every year the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recognizes high-achieving and active landscape architecture students for their contributions to the profession during their school years. For 2021 two Illinois Institute of Technology students are recipients: Jing Yao and Meg Schroeder. — Full Story

News  Mar 1st 2021Architecture Faculty, Current and Former, Produce Installation on “Architecture and Blackness” for MoMA

“Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America,” a first-of-its-kind exhibition featuring works by 10 architects, designers, and artists investigating the intersections of architecture and anti-Black racism in the United States. — Full Story

News  Feb 25th 2021A Conversation with Landscape Architect Mia Lehrer

Join us on March 3 for a lecture by renowned landscape architect and environmental advocate Mia Lehrer, FASLA, founder of Studio-MLA and internationally recognized for her progressive landscape design and advocacy for sustainable and people-friendly public spaces. — Full Story

News  Feb 23rd 2021Architecture and Landscape Architecture Come Together to Reimagine Closed Bronzeville Schools

A fourth-year architecture studio, led by College of Architecture professors Dirk Denison and Maria Villalobos Hernandez, seeks, in collaboration with Chicago Commissioner of Planning and Development Maurice Cox, to find new solutions through architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism to turn the unused schools into new opportunities. — Full Story

Featured  Feb 19th 2021Panel: Building Diversity in Professional Practice and Licensure

On Wednesday, February 24, the College of Architecture will host Kim Dowdell, Michael Armstrong, Renée Byng Yancey, and Ryan Gann for its first panel discussion of the spring 2021 semester. — Full Story

News  Feb 12th 2021Alfred Caldwell Memorial Lecture: Abel Rodríguez

Rodríguez is a renowned artist and an elder of the Nonuya, an indigenous group native to the Cahuinarí River in the Colombian Amazon. — Full Story

News  Feb 11th 2021Remembering Robert Krawczyk, College of Architecture Professor and Digital Design Pioneer

Robert “Bob” J. Krawczyk, designer, professor, and associate dean at Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture for 36 years, passed away on January 27. — Full Story

Lectures  Feb 2nd 2021A Conversation with Colombian Architect Giancarlo Mazzanti

Mazzanti's work has become a reflection of the current social changes occurring in Latin America and Colombia, showing that good architecture manages to build new identities for cities, towns, and inhabitants. — Full Story


The COA/IIT Spring 2021 Career Fair will take place virtually on Feb. 25, 2021.. — Full Story

News  Jan 29th 2021IIT Architecture Student Receives Chicago Women in Architecture Scholarship

Amandeep Panach was recognized for her work on “Performing Lantern,” a proposal for a theater on a tract of land near Goose Island along the Chicago River. — Full Story

Lectures  Jan 27th 2021Introducing the Spring 2021 Ph.D. Architectural Research Forum

For the spring 2021 semester, the Ph.D. program at the College of Architecture will host the Architectural Research Forum, a series of weekly talks presented by a number of distinguished experts, including a number of College of Architecture faculty and alumni, to give interdisciplinary discussions on the future of the city. — Full Story

News  Jan 26th 2021Spring 2021 Lectures

This semester, the College of Architecture will host Michael Murphy, Mia Lehrer, and many other distinguished architects and individuals for exclusive lectures and discussions. — Full Story

Lectures  Jan 25th 2021​A Conversation with Michael Murphy, Co-Founder of MASS Design Group

The College of Architecture’s lecture series will kick off the spring 2021 semester on Wednesday, January 27, by hosting a conversation with Michael Murphy, founding principal and executive director of MASS Design Group. — Full Story

  Jan 11th 2021Alumnus Virgil Abloh Designs an Advanced Cloth Face Mask

According Cleveland Clinic, the mask designed by Abloh filters 99.4 percent of air particles. — Full Story

News  Dec 22nd 2020Architecture Student is Finalist in National Drawing Contest

An animation by Yoojin Park was selected as one of the best architectural drawings of the year. — Full Story

News  Dec 15th 2020Congratulations to the Graduates of December 2020

The College of Architecture would like to extend its sincerest congratulations to 19 students of the bachelor, master, and doctorate programs who completed their programs at the end of the fall 2020 semester. — Full Story

News  Dec 10th 2020Faculty-designed Bridge Wins Award for Structural Engineering Excellence

The Dublin Link, designed by Assistant Professor Paul Endres and his firm EndresStudio, is remarkable for its single sculptural suspension tower and s-shaped pathway. — Full Story

News  Dec 9th 2020College of Architecture to Host Memorial of David Sharpe

On December 12 the College of Architecture will host a virtual memorial to honor the remarkable life and career of David Sharpe (B.ARCH. ’60; M.S. ARCH ’62), a College of Architecture alumnus and professor of nearly 50 years who passed away earlier this year. — Full Story

News  Dec 8th 2020Ron Henderson Featured in One of the ASLA's 'Best Books of 2020'

The book showcases the work of eight young landscape architecture practices whose optimistic explorations of material authenticity, everyday spaces, and local culture are shifting the discourse on landscape architecture in China. — Full Story

News  Nov 17th 2020Alumnus and Faculty Member Dawveed Scully Makes Crain’s 40 Under Forty List

The list names young professionals in Chicago who have made a significant impact on the city and its communities. — Full Story

News  Nov 16th 2020Student Lecture: The Social Consciousness of the Built Environment

This student-coordinated discussion will feature architecture and culture critic Kate Wagner; photographer, videographer, and visual artist Carlos Javier Ortiz; and architect, urbanist, and author Chris Marcinkoski. — Full Story

Featured  Nov 13th 2020The Next Generation of Architecture Academics

Seven recently graduated Ph.D. alumni have already started tenure-track professorships for the 2020 academic year at institutions the world over. — Full Story

News  Nov 9th 2020MLA+U Annual Peter Schaudt Lecture: Emergent Asian Landscapes

On November 11 the Master of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism program at the College of Architecture will host Yifeng Lin, Zhongwei Li, and Fu Yingbin for its annual Peter Schaudt Lecture. — Full Story

News  Nov 5th 2020Ph.D. Program to Host Its 5th Annual Research Symposium Virtually

Organized by students of the college’s doctoral program and titled “Human Behavior, Performance, and Built Environments,” the symposium will focus on the ways in which built environments impact human behavior and vice versa. — Full Story

News  Nov 4th 2020NOMASiit Receives Honorable Mention for Chapter of the Year

Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture’s chapter, NOMASiit, received an honorable mention for Student Chapter of the Year for its activity, student support, and contributions to the community.  — Full Story

News  Oct 29th 2020Barclay & Crousse: Landscapes of Intimacy

Peruvian architects Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse to present “Landscapes of Intimacy” for the college’s annual Victor A. Morgenstern Family Foundation Lecture.  — Full Story

  Oct 27th 2020Faculty-Run Firm Profiled in Architect Magazine

Kwong Von Glinow, a Chicago-based architecture practice run by IIT Architecture Adjunct Professor Lap Chi Kwong and his partner, Alison Von Glinow, was featured in the magazine's "Next Progressives" series. — Full Story

Events  Oct 26th 2020The Long View: A Conversation with Claudia Herasme and Lee Bey

Herasme and Bey will discuss questions of practice, design, and advocacy for and in the built environment, developed from their distinguished professional experience. — Full Story

News  Oct 19th 2020Faculty Book Receives Allen G. Noble Book Award

Presented by the International Society for Landscape, Place & Material Culture, the award recognizes the best-edited book in the field of material culture published within the last two years. — Full Story

News  Oct 15th 2020A Conversation with Jeanne Gang

The College of Architecture invites its students, faculty, alumni, and extended community for a conversation with renowned architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang on Wednesday, October 21. — Full Story

News  Oct 14th 2020Reimagining Chicago’s Transit and Park System, College of Architecture Student and Alumnus Receive Burnham Prize

College of Architecture student Daniel Allen (B.ARCH. 4th Year) and recent graduate Blake Hageman (B.ARCH. ’20) were honored for their take on the Burnham Plan which addresses twenty-first century problems in the City of Chicago. — Full Story

News  Oct 12th 2020Modern in the Middle: Book Launch and Conversation with Professor Michelangelo Sabatino

The book details 50 Modernist homes in the greater Chicago area––many of them designed by IIT Architecture alumni––designed and built between 1929 and 1975. — Full Story

News  Oct 9th 2020Productora: Being the Mountain Book Launch

On October 14 the College of Architecture will host Productora––awarded the 2016 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Practice––for its launch of "Being the Mountain," which examines the relationship between architecture and the ground it occupies. — Full Story

News  Oct 1st 2020Professor John Ronan Receives National AIA Award for Library and Public Housing Design

Ronan's unique hybrid-use building is one of just four such buildings to receive the award for 2020. — Full Story

News  Sep 30th 2020Panel Discussion: Who Do We Serve?

This panel seeks to explore beyond the typical architect-client relationship, discussing the relationship the architecture practice has with the community at large. — Full Story

News  Sep 29th 2020Four College of Architecture Students Receive Inaugural NOMA Fellowship

In-San Chiang, Nimah Mohiuddin, Olaoluwapo Odukoya, and Tyler Sauter were among the first cohort of 30 architecture students nationwide to received the fellowship opportunity. — Full Story

News  Sep 22nd 2020Pedro Camarena Presents ‘Closing Cycles: Mexico City’

Camarena is the co-founder of LAAP Workshop and professor at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Camarena is an expert in ecological restoration, green infrastructure, and mobility. — Full Story

News  Sep 22nd 2020New Research Proposal to Improve Thermal Performance in Crown Hall While Preserving Originality

This interdisciplinary project between Armour College and the College of Architecture is unique in the melding of their respective disciplines to find a solution to a common preservation problem. — Full Story

  Sep 16th 2020Architecture Student Daniel Allen Wins National Photo Competition

For the 2020 iteration of the AIA National Photography Competition, College of Architecture student Daniel Allen took home the first-place prize for his submission “Shadow Collage." — Full Story

News  Sep 15th 2020​A Conversation with Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi

The discussion will focus on Weiss/Manfredi’s work, particularly in the areas of urbanism, resilience, social justice, and health. — Full Story

News  Sep 14th 2020Fall 2020 Lectures

Jeanne Gang, Barclay and Crousse, and many other distinguished architects to present virtual lectures exclusively for the IIT Architecture Community. — Full Story

News  Sep 11th 2020Dining Pavilions Designed and Built by Students, Alumni, and Faculty Provide Social Distance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Designs by the Illinois Institute of Technology community provided improved and expanded outdoor seating options for South Side restaurants. — Full Story

News  Aug 28th 2020Emmanuel Pratt on Sweet Water Foundation and Community-Driven Design

On Wednesday, September 2 at 5 p.m., the co-founder of the Sweet Water foundation and MacArthur Fellow will give a virtual lecture on community-driven design. — Full Story

News  Aug 26th 2020NOMASiit Launches New Virtual Art Gallery

Based on the theme of “Equality and Humanity,” the exhibit is inspired largely by a summer of widespread protests and features over 40 works produced by College of Architecture students. — Full Story

News  Aug 24th 2020On the Right Track: College of Architecture Students Imagine Former Railways as Community Spaces

From using native plantings to remediate soil in post-industrial sites to building recreational infrastructure on the former railways, the proposals from architecture students aim to provide new opportunities and spaces for neighborhood residents. — Full Story

News  Aug 14th 2020Innovative Architecture Professor Peter Land Passes Away at 92

An expert in housing, urban planning, and structures for electrical energy generation, Peter Land contributed greatly to the program at the College of Architecture and the profession as a whole. — Full Story

News  Aug 3rd 2020After Publishing Fourth Issue, Prometheus Wins Award for Student Journals

The issue, edited by Mehdi Ashayeri (Ph.D. ’20) and Ezgi Bay (Ph.D. ’20), is centered on the research of high-performance and energy-efficient buildings and urban spaces. — Full Story

News  Jul 23rd 2020Architecture Student a Finalist in Competition to Reimagine an Iconic Bridge

The design imagines a bridge that prioritizes cyclists and foot traffic, while including biophilic elements.  — Full Story

News  Jul 16th 2020College of Architecture Faculty and Alumni Win Big at AIA Chicago Small Project Awards

This year several projects designed by Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture faculty members and alumni—who either lead or help run their respective practices—walked away with Citations of Merit or Honor Awards. — Full Story

News  Jul 14th 2020A Letter from the Dean

A message from Reed Kroloff on the future of diversity and inclusion at the College of Architecture. — Full Story

News  Jul 9th 2020College of Architecture Student Receives AIA Chicago Foundation Diversity Scholarship

The scholarship, which hopes to promote diverse voices within the architecture profession by providing both financial support and a mentorship program, was awarded to Asiye Yükselen (ARCH 4th Year — Full Story

  Jun 30th 2020Outstanding Student Award Goes to College of Architecture’s Alexis Arias-Betancourt

The organization recognized Arias-Betancourt for his excellence in design and research during his time in the college’s dual Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture program, of which he is its third graduate. — Full Story

News  Jun 26th 2020Remembering David Sharpe, College of Architecture Professor for Nearly 50 Years

For decades Sharpe worked as an architect at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill while also teaching at Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture, where he helped shape the college's renowned graduate program. — Full Story

News  Jun 16th 2020Faculty Architecture Project Wins AIA Award for Excelling in Sustainable Design

The Keller Center, renovated in part by College of Architecture faculty members David Woodhouse and Andy Tinucci, was a recipient of the 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten Awards. — Full Story

News  Jun 15th 2020New Faculty Book Details Chicago’s Modernist Homes, Many Designed by IIT Architecture Community

While Mies’ students and cohorts commonly worked on large-scale projects, many took their craft to the city’s residential neighborhoods and outlying suburban cities and villages. Their designs are detailed in Modern in the Middle, a new book co-authored by Michelangelo Sabatino. — Full Story

News  Jun 5th 2020Architecture Alumna Receives Honor for Doctoral Research

The Architectural Research Centers Consortium has recognized Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture adjunct faculty member Narjes Abbasabadi (Ph.D. ARCH ’19) with an honorable mention in the 2020 ARCC Dissertation Awards.  — Full Story

News  Jun 4th 2020The Architectural Problem of Working from Home

College of Architecture Studio Assistant Professor Leslie Johnson is teaching Conditions of Interiority, which aims to study dwellings and their varying typologies across the globe and throughout history in the context of a quarantined world. — Full Story

News  May 19th 2020Design Vanguard Recognition Awarded to College of Architecture Professor

Vladimir Radutny Architects, a Chicago-based firm founded and run by College of Architecture Adjunct Professor Vladimir Radutny, was one of ten firms worldwide recognized with the honor. — Full Story

News  May 16th 2020Our Commencement Ceremony Is Live

As the academic year comes to a close, Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture welcomes graduates, their families, and friends to Commencement. — Full Story

Events  May 15th 2020Open House 2020 and Award Winners Are Now Live

Though traditionally held in iconic S. R. Crown Hall, IIT College of Architecture’s Open House 2020 will be hosted as a fully digital experience that celebrates the work of our students. — Full Story

News  Apr 20th 2020 Biomedical Engineering, Architecture Students Collaborate to Develop Future of Prosthetics

Jennifer Sabatka, Tran Le, Edvin Nielsen Johansson and Ekerin Agboola are collaborating on a way to make affordable, high-performance prosthetics through 3D printing.  — Full Story

News  Mar 25th 2020Erin Conti Elected President of AIAS National Board

Following her graduation, Conti will serve a one-year term at the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, representing architecture students across the United States and beyond. — Full Story

News  Mar 24th 2020Summer 2020 Internship Opportunities

The College of Architecture’s faculty and students enjoy a longstanding relationship with professional practice in Chicago, a city with a vibrant history of innovation. For this reason, many professional firms are committed to providing unique internship opportunities specifically for our students. — Full Story

News  Mar 18th 2020An Important Update Regarding Spring 2020 Events

In light of the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all lectures and events at the College of Architecture will be suspended for the rest of the semester until further notice. — Full Story

News  Mar 5th 2020Professor Henderson to Lead Restoration of Cherry Trees at National Arboretum

He will lead the restoration of three of the National Arboretum's oldest cherry trees using an indigenous Japanese gardening practice. — Full Story

News  Mar 4th 2020Panel Discussion: Modes of Practice

On March 11 Benjamin Ball, Doris Sung, and Alison Von Glinow will participate in a moderated discussion and Q&A session that will reflect on their individual methods of practice and how they’ve leveraged their experiences beyond traditional architecture practice. — Full Story

News  Feb 25th 2020How Landscapes Benefit the Environment and Economy

A trio of peer-reviewed papers from College of Architecture Adjunct Professor Sarah Hanson and student Matthew Callone detail the environmental, economic, and social benefits of three landscape architecture projects in Chicago. — Full Story

News  Feb 21st 2020College of Architecture Student wins Chicago Women in Architecture Scholarship

Every year, the local nonprofit Chicago Women in Architecture awards a scholarship to a female architecture student in her final year of study. This year, College of Architecture student Nandin–Erdene Dashdondog took home top honors. — Full Story

Lectures  Feb 14th 2020Thomas Roszak: College of Architecture Graduate Program Lecturer

Architect and College of Architecture Alumnus Thomas Roszak will be at S. R. Crown Hall on March 4 to discuss integrated project delivery. — Full Story

Lectures  Feb 13th 2020Gregg Pasquarelli: Out of Practice

As a founding principal of SHoP, Pasquarelli has served as lead partner on many of the firm’s most prominent projects in New York City, including the Barclays Center, Pier 17, 111 West 57th Street, and the American Copper Buildings. — Full Story

News  Feb 3rd 2020Max Hisatake Is at Home in Crown Hall and on the Court

Architecture student Max Hisatake recently received national honors for his basketball skills, being named to the D3Hoops.com Men's Basketball Team of the Week on January 14. — Full Story

News  Jan 28th 2020AIAS Guest Lecturer: David Benjamin

David Benjamin is both the founding principal of The Living, as well as an associate professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. — Full Story

News  Jan 23rd 2020Kaplan Institute Wins National AIA Architecture Award

The building, designed by College of Architecture Professor John Ronan, is one of only eight buildings from across the world, and only one of three buildings in the United States, to be bestowed with the honor for 2020. — Full Story

Lectures  Jan 14th 2020Lee Bey: Southern Exposure

On January 27 the College of Architecture will host acclaimed architecture photographer, writer, historian, and critic Lee Bey, who will present his book on the overlooked architecture of Chicago's South Side.  — Full Story

News  Jan 13th 2020​Mark Sexton, College of Architecture Alumnus, Elected to Illinois Tech Board of Trustees

As a trustee, Sexton joins a group of experts, community leaders, and business people in guiding the future of Chicago’s only tech-focused university. — Full Story

News  Jan 8th 2020Jong-Soung Kimm: Romanesque Architecture Photo Essay

Jong-Soung Kimm, a College of Architecture alumni and former dean, will present and discuss his new book, "Architect Jong-Soung Kimm’s Romanesque Architecture Photo Essay—Germany and Belgium." — Full Story

News  Jan 6th 2020Student Artwork at Illinois Tech Gets a Print Platform with the Publication of 'Cumulus'

The first issue is a 46-page collection of illustrations, painting, poetry, photography, and other artistic mediums, with more than 20 Illinois Tech students contributing. — Full Story

News  Dec 19th 2019AIA Chicago Gives Top Honors to College of Architecture Faculty Members

Brininstool+Lynch, co-founded by Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture Adjunct Professor David Brininstool, was named Firm of the Year Award, while Visiting Assistant Professor Jennifer Park received the Dubin Family Young Architect Award. — Full Story

News  Nov 25th 2019NOMASiit Students Place in National Design Competition

Every year the National Organization of Minority Architects organizes the Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition for its student chapters at architecture schools nationwide. This year, NOMASiit placed third among 39 competing schools. — Full Story

Featured  Nov 18th 2019AIA Chicago Foundation's Inaugural Diversity Scholarship Goes to Two Illinois Tech Students

The American Institute of Architects Chicago recently held its annual Designight where it celebrated its inaugural Diversity Scholarship and its first two recipients: Maria Hidalgo (B.ARCH. 4th Year) and Aman Panach (M.ARCH. 1st Year).  — Full Story

  Nov 12th 2019College of Architecture Announces its 2019 Ph.D. Symposium

From November 15–17 the College of Architecture will host its fourth annual symposium for the Ph.D. program. The forum titled “Buildings, Cities, and Performance” will revolve around the theme of simulation-based and data-driven methodologies in environmental research. — Full Story

Featured  Nov 12th 2019College of Architecture Alumnus Wins ARCC King Student Medal

Daniel Whittaker's doctoral dissertation, “House Museums in Chicago" has earned him an Architectural Research Centers Consortium King Student Medal for 2019.  — Full Story

Featured  Nov 11th 2019Our Great, Great Wall

An art installation spearheaded by Illinois Institute of Technology Visiting Assistant Professor Jennifer Park, and completed with the help of 13 second-year Illinois Tech architecture students aims to explore the political implications of architecture.  — Full Story

News  Oct 28th 2019College of Architecture Ph.D. Program Launches Peer-Reviewed Journal

Called "Prometheus," the journal offers a comprehensive overview of research-in-progress presented at the Ph.D. program’s annual student-run symposium, and features the work of IIT Architecture Ph.D. students.  — Full Story

Featured  Oct 24th 2019Two College of Architecture Alumni Win AIA Film Challenge

Meriem Sakrouhi (B.Arch. ’16) and Mario Serrano (B.Arch. ’18), won the People’s Choice Award for their short documentary Learning Organisms, Floral Collectives. — Full Story

News  Oct 15th 2019College of Architecture to Host Launch of 'Avant-Garde in the Cornfields'

On November 11, Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture will host the launch of "Avant-Garde in the Cornfields: Architecture, Landscape, and Preservation in New Harmony." — Full Story

News  Oct 14th 2019In a Recovering Puerto Rico, Architecture Students Build One-Room Schoolhouse

For the second year in a row, College of Architecture Associate Professor Frank Flury and a group of undergraduate students traveled to Loiza, Puerto Rico to aid in the town's rebuilding. — Full Story

News  Oct 11th 2019College of Architecture Students Win Award for Design Reimagining Chicago’s South Works

Pimpakarn Rattanathumawat and Botao Sun's "Power of Place" proposes a unique structure as a solution to a contaminated building site. — Full Story

Featured  Oct 10th 2019Clive Wilkinson: The Theatre of Work

During the lecture, Wilkinson will discuss his new book, "The Theatre of Work," which focuses on the evolution of the way we work and the office spaces we inhabit.  — Full Story

Featured  Oct 8th 2019College of Architecture Faculty Named ISTC ‘Researcher to Know’

Professor Rahman Azari was named one of the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition’s top researchers for his contributions to sustainable innovation.  — Full Story

  Sep 18th 2019Illinois Tech Students Present Exhibit of Chicago and Hamburg Architecture for 2019 Biennial

Doppelgänger, an architecture exhibit two years in the making, is on its way to Chicago, where it will go on display at Mana Contemporary, an art gallery housed in a former ComEd warehouse in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood. — Full Story

Events  Aug 26th 2019Introducing "Shapeshift: Design @ Illinois Tech"

Amidst worldwide celebrations of the Bauhaus centennial in 2019, Shapeshift will honor the remarkable–yet largely unknown–Bauhaus legacy created in Chicago by the Institute of Design and the College of Architecture. — Full Story

Events  Aug 25th 2019​College of Architecture to Host Inaugural International Research Forum with SOM Foundation

An exploration and celebration of engineering and architecture, featuring presentations from some of the greatest minds in architecture, engineering, and design. — Full Story

Lectures  Aug 23rd 2019Fall 2019 Lectures and Events

An SOM Symposium honoring legendary structural engineer Bill Baker, an exhibit on featuring photographs of 11 Mies-designed buildings, and much more. — Full Story

Featured  Aug 22nd 2019Gary Hilderbrand: Living Surface

Landscape architect Gary R. Hilderbrand will present the annual Peter Schaudt Lecture. The lecture is a part of Illinois Institute of Technology’s Urban Future initiative, which promotes research contributing to the development of smarter and more sustainable cities. — Full Story

Featured  Aug 21st 2019Introducing 'South Side Modern: IIT and the Building of Chicago'

Illinois Tech is proud to introduce "South Side Modern: IIT and the Building of Chicago," a book and workshop that detail the university's impact, both positive and negative, on Chicago’s cityscape. — Full Story

Featured  Aug 8th 2019Tom Jacobs: Creative Activism Now

On September 16, as part of Illinois Institute of Technology’s upcoming Shapeshift design festival, Adjunct Professor Tom Jacobs will present “Creative Activism Now."  — Full Story

Featured  Aug 1st 2019'Smuggling Architecture' Takes a Critical Look at Suburban Housing

Adjunct Professor Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow, co-founders of the architecture firm Kwong Von Glinow, have been chosen as the College of Architecture’s summer artists in-residence for 2019. — Full Story

Featured  Jul 22nd 2019Illinois Tech Students Receive AIA Chicago Honorable Mention

M.Arch. students Alexander Aparicio, Qin Lu, and Yilie Wang were recognized for their "Contour Island" project, which imagines a sprawling public and manufacturing space north of Goose Island. — Full Story

News  Jul 15th 2019MIES Project Explores Modernist Architecture Through Reflections, Photography

Since 2012, Arina Dähnick has photographed 11 Mies-designed buildings. Starting September 25th, her photos will be on display in S. R. Crown Hall. — Full Story

Featured  Jul 3rd 2019Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio to Receive Visitor’s Center Designed by John Ronan

Illinois Institute of Technology Professor John Ronan and his eponymous, Chicago-based architecture firm designed a visitor's center for Frank Lloyd Wright's historic home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois. — Full Story

News  Jun 28th 2019College of Architecture Faculty Wins AIA National Small Projects Award

The American Institute of Architects recognized a Michigan Avenue loft project led by faculty member Vladimir Radutny with a National Small Projects Award. — Full Story

News  Jun 27th 2019Illinois Tech Student Wins IL-ASLA Outstanding Student Award

The American Society of Landscape Architects’ Illinois chapter recognized Illinois Institute of Technology alumna Jiaming “Jamie” Sun by honoring her with an Outstanding Student Award. — Full Story

Featured  Jun 18th 2019Mies-Designed Bailey Hall to Receive Overhaul by Dirk Denison Architects

Slated for completion by the fall 2020 semester, the new-and-improved Bailey Hall will receive a holistic update to its mechanical, structural, and interior elements. — Full Story


Reed Kroloff, Renowned Educator, Architecture Critic, and Consultant, Named Illinois Tech College of Architecture Dean  — Full Story

Featured  May 7th 2019John Kriegshauser to Retire After 29 Years at Illinois Tech

With 29 years under his belt, Kriegshauser will be retiring from his post as Materials Lab supervisor at the end of the 2018–19 academic year, though he will stay on as an adjunct associate professor.  — Full Story