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

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


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