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 center 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 Provides 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 2020College of Architecture Studio Imagines Former Chicago Railways as New 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 21st 2020Call for Papers for College of Architecture Annual Ph.D. Research Symposium

Authors of admitted papers will have the opportunity to present their work at the symposium in November and will be published in the fifth issue of "Prometheus." — 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  Apr 15th 2020An Architecture Professor’s Stunning New Bridge is the First of Its Kind

A 760-foot, single tower, S-shaped suspension bridge designed by Paul Endres is the only such example in the world, according to the professor. — 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 4th 2020COA/IIT SPRING 2020 CAREER FAIR

The COA/IIT Career Fair will take place on Feb. 27, 2020 in Hermann Hall. — 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