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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

News  Nov 3rd 2022The Power of Water: Initial Rowe Fellow to Study ‘Disparities’ It Highlights in Communities of Color

Akima Brackeen, IIT College of Architecture’s inaugural Jeanne and John Rowe Fellow, is studying the lack of access to water in majority Black neighborhoods across the city—and the struggles residents face because of it. — Full Story

Featured  Oct 27th 2022Panel Discussion: Women in Architecture

Join Pat Bosch, design director and principal at Perkins&Will, and Joan Soranno, design principal at HGA and fellow of the American Institute of Architects, in discussing women in the field of architecture. — Full Story

Lectures  Oct 14th 2022Lecture: Chris T. Cornelius, Founding Principal of studio:indigenous

IIT College of Architecture will welcome Chris T. Cornelius, founding principal of studio:indigenous and chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of New Mexico, as part of the fall lecture series at S. R. Crown Hall. — Full Story

News  Oct 10th 2022Lecture and Book Launch: Nader Tehrani, Principal of NADAAA

IIT College of Architecture invites everyone to join Nader Tehrani, founding principal of NADAAA and dean of Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, in a lecture and book launch of My House Is Better Than Your House on Wednesday, October 12, at S. R. Crown Hall. — Full Story

News  Sep 30th 2022Lecture: Territories of Territory Extraction with Drawing Agency of New York

S. R. Crown Hall will host a lecture from Drawing Agency, an architectural practice based in New York on Friday, October 7. The lecture, “Territories of Territory Extraction,” focuses on the international trade in Southeast Asia waterways, particularly around Singapore. — Full Story

Lectures  Sep 26th 2022Lecture: Deborah Berke, Deborah Berke Partners of New York

IIT College of Architecture invites everyone for a lecture from Deborah Berke, founder of Deborah Berke Partners and dean of the Yale School of Architecture, on Wednesday, September 28, at S. R. Crown Hall.  — Full Story

News  Sep 26th 2022Lecture: Marlon Blackwell, Principal of Marlon Blackwell Architects

IIT College of Architecture welcomes Marlon Blackwell, principal of Marlon Blackwell Architects (MBA) and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, for a lecture on Wednesday, October 5, at S. R. Crown Hall. — Full Story

Featured  Sep 22nd 2022Containing the Flood: Dam Project Clinches MCHAP.emerge Award

The Colosio Embankment Dam project by Taller Capital, which marks a unique intersection of infrastructure and architecture, has earned the 2022 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) Emerging Practice Award. — Full Story

News  Sep 21st 2022Fall 2022 Lecture and Event Series

The College of Architecture invites anyone interested to learn from experts and professionals in this fall’s lecture series. All events will be hosted in S. R. Crown Hall. — Full Story

Events  Sep 9th 2022MCHAP TO HOST ‘THE MEETING ON EMERGING PRACTICE’

On Tuesday, 20 September, a conversation with the four MCHAP. emerge 2022 finalists will be held in person at Mies van der Rohe’s S.R. Crown Hall. Free and open to the public. Register at WWW.MCHAP.CO/ — Full Story

Events  Sep 9th 2022MCHAP.EMERGE 2022 AWARDS DINNER

On Wednesday, 21 September, the MCHAP.emerge award dinner will be held at Mies van der Rohe’s S.R. Crown Hall. Four finalists’ winner projects will be presented by their designers and the winner of MCHAP.emerge 2022 will be announced. Tickets available at WWW.MCHAP.CO/ — Full Story

News  Sep 1st 2022MCHAP ANNOUNCES FINALIST PROJECTS BY EMERGING PRACTICES

The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) announces four finalist projects by emerging practices across the Americas for MCHAP.emerge 2022.  — Full Story

News  Aug 29th 2022Architecture Graduates Win Schiff Foundation Award for São Paulo House Project

Two recent IIT College of Architecture graduates received the Schiff Fellowship for Architecture from the Art Institute of Chicago for a project that they completed last spring.  — Full Story

News  Aug 16th 2022Two Architecture Students Receive AIA Chicago Foundation Diversity Scholarship

Two IIT College of Architecture students received the 2022 AIA Chicago Foundation Diversity Scholarship, which is meant to be “an opportunity to attract and retain diverse, talented young professionals in Chicago and recognizes the value of new and unique voices in the profession.” — Full Story

News  May 17th 2022Mass Housing in Europe, U.S. Shape Local Social and Economic Narrative

S. R. Crown Hall will host a symposium, “Housing Blocs: Ordinary Modernism Across the Atlantic,” on May 20–21, with national and international speakers examining how mass housing compares between the United States and Europe. — Full Story

News  May 13th 2022Two IIT Architecture Students Win Chicago Women in Architecture Scholarships

IIT College of Architecture graduates Vassiliki Demakis (B.Arch. ’22) and Vrittany Salais (M.Arch., M.L.A. + Urbanism ’22) were selected as winners of the 2021 Chicago Women in Architecture Gertrude Lempp Kerbis Scholarship.  — Full Story

News  May 13th 20222022 IIT College of Architecture Spring Award Winners

Winners for the IIT College of Architecture spring 2022 awards were announced on Friday, May 13, during a virtual ceremony. — Full Story

News  May 4th 2022Commencement 2022

Commencement will be held in person on the university’s Mies Campus for the first time since 2019, with the college ceremony beginning at noon CDT. The college ceremony will take place in S. R. Crown Hall on the university’s campus and also can be viewed online. — Full Story