May 30th 2023Piece of African-American History Now Permanently Displayed at Art Institute

Ceramic floor tiles of the Mecca Flats building, once a prominent center of African-American culture in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, are on display. — Full Story

News  May 22nd 2023 IIT College of Architecture Celebrates 2023 Spring Award Winners

A year’s worth of student creativity and effort was celebrated during the Spring Awards ceremony on May 12, 2023. — Full Story

News  May 16th 2023A Slice of Mies in Casablanca: Alumna Mixes Chicago and Morocco in Historic City

Sophia Sebti's (B.ARCH ’05) studio in Morocco blends North American, European, and local culture to create unique projects in Casablanca. — Full Story

Events  May 12th 20232023 Spring Awards Ceremony

We invite you to join us this Friday, May 12, 2023 at 4 p.m. for the 2023 CoA Spring Awards Ceremony. — Full Story

News  May 9th 2023Virtually Attend the 2023 Commencement Ceremony

IIT College of Architecture will livestream the 154th Commencement Ceremony for those unable to attend in person at noon on Saturday, May 13, 2023. — Full Story

Events  Apr 25th 20232023 Open House “Context” Showcases Student Projects

IIT College of Architecture invites all to digitally experience a year’s worth of collective student work from the 2023 Open House, “Context,” through its website. — Full Story

Videos  Apr 21st 2023VIDEO | ROZANA MONTIEL

IIT College of Architecture welcomed Rozana Montiel, the 2023 Victor A. Morgenstern Family Visiting Chair in Architecture, for a lecture on April 5. — Full Story

News  Apr 19th 2023How Design and the Circular Economy can Lead to Endless Building Resources

Faculty member Dillon Pranger says the future of deconstruction needs to step away from the landfill and toward adaptive reuse of materials.  — Full Story


On March 31, 2023, colleagues and friends of the late Arthur S. Takeuchi (June 16, 1931–October 28, 2022), the longest-serving full-time tenured professor at IIT College of Architecture and the last of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s students on the faculty, presented two lectures in his honor in S. R. Crown Hall. — Full Story


Friends, family, and colleagues of Arthur S. Takeuchi (June 16, 1931–October 28, 2022) honored the longest-serving full-time tenured professor at IIT College of Architecture and the last of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s students on the faculty during a memorial on April 1, 2023. — Full Story

Featured  Apr 4th 2023Book Co-Authored by Architecture Professor Named Among Most Beautiful Swiss Books

Michelangelo Sabatino, professor at IIT College of Architecture, is co-author of a book highlighting the life and work of Carlo Mollino that has been selected as one of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books, awarded annually by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture since 1998. The book will be part of an exhibition at the Helmhaus Zurich open from June 22 until June 25. — Full Story

News  Mar 27th 2023Remodeling and Expansion of Celebrated Mexico City Museum Wins MCHAP 2023

A major renovation and expansion of the beloved Anahuacalli Museum in Mexico City by Taller | Mauricio Rocha is the recipient of the 2023 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), presented by Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture. — Full Story

Featured  Mar 22nd 20232023 Alfred Caldwell Lecture: The Intersection of Public Space, Art, and Social Justice

Join IIT College of Architecture’s Master of Landscape and Urbanism program on April 12, 2023, beginning at 5 p.m. for the annual Alfred Caldwell Lecture to explore the intersectionality of public space, art, and social justice. — Full Story

News  Mar 15th 2023Students to Push Englewood Development to Critical Mass

A collaboration of IIT College of Architecture students, a local developer, and a Chicago alderman is aimed at contributing to the continued efforts of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood to build a strong future. — Full Story

Featured  Mar 7th 2023‘A Student’s Teacher’: Longtime Professor Arthur S. Takeuchi Passes Away

Arthur S. Takeuchi (B.ARCH ’54, M.S. ARCH ’59), a pupil of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and an IIT College of Architecture professor for more than 50 years, passed away on October 28, 2022. — Full Story

News  Feb 13th 2023Six Finalists Announced for 2023 MCHAP Prize

The six finalists for the 2023 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) were announced at an event in Medellín, Colombia, on Saturday, February 11, 2023. The biennial prize recognizes the best built work in the Americas that was completed from late 2018 to mid-2021. The winning project will be announced on March 24, 2023, at Mies Campus in Chicago. — Full Story

News  Jan 18th 2023Faculty Member Carol Ross Barney Wins Prestigious AIA Gold Medal

In 1960 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was honored with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in architecture. It would take 62 years for another Chicago architect to earn the prize—IIT College of Architecture Adjunct Professor Carol Ross Barney. — Full Story

News  Dec 12th 2022Art Exhibition Showcasing Mecca Flats Presented by College of Architecture Alumni

The history of Bronzeville’s Black Belt—an early twentieth-century refuge in Chicago for Black residents who abandoned the American South for a chance at a better life—is spotlighted in an art exhibition by IIT College of Architecture alumni Roland Knowlden (B.ARCH ’20) and Davey Friday (M.L.A.+U. ’22), both multi-talented graduates who are well-acquainted with the city’s art scene. — Full Story

News  Dec 2nd 2022IIT Architecture Students Explore a Home in Everyone’s Backyard

Chicago, much like the rest of the nation, is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis, and while policymakers work to find solutions, IIT College of Architecture students are exploring how a cozy backyard home could change the dynamic of residential neighborhoods. — Full Story

News  Nov 21st 2022Taking Tall Buildings to the Next Level with New College of Architecture Program

IIT College of Architecture, in partnership with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), has launched a new, one-of-a-kind program that addresses rapid urbanization and its most prominent architectural feature: the tall building. The Master of Tall Building and Vertical Urbanism program welcomed its first students this fall. — Full Story

News  Nov 15th 2022Acclaimed Alum and Innovator Jim DeStefano Passes Away

IIT College of Architecture mourns the passing of James DeStefano (ARCH ’61), a supportive and outstanding member of the alumni community, on August 30, 2022, at the age of 84. — Full Story

News  Nov 15th 2022Don’t Demolish History: New Faculty Member Advocates Adaptive Reuse

Where some people see an abandoned building as an annoyance or something to be demolished, Assistant Professor of Architecture Ryan Roark sees an opportunity. Roark, who joined IIT College of Architecture at the beginning of the fall 2022 semester, is interested in the adaptive reuse of older and historic structures. — Full Story

Featured  Nov 14th 2022Book Launch: Who Is the City For? Architecture, Equity, and the Public Realm in Chicago

Join the authors of Who Is the City For? Architecture, Equity, and the Public Realm in Chicago—written by longtime Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin and with photography by Lee Bey, a renowned architectural photographer, author, Chicago Sun-Times architecture critic, and IIT College of Architecture adjunct faculty member—for a book launch and discussion at S. R. Crown Hall on Monday, November 21, co-sponsored by American Institute of Architects Illinois. — Full Story

News  Nov 11th 2022Regenerative Cities: Students Around World Search Beyond Sustainable Future

Creating a sustainable future by understanding how cities function at various scales is this year’s theme for the sixth annual International Graduate Student Symposium, organized by IIT College of Architecture Ph.D. students. Paper submissions are being accepted now.  — Full Story