Skip to content



Admitted Graduate Student Open House

Friday, March 31, 2023

All admitted graduate students are invited to join us on Friday, March 31, for in-person events to learn more about the School of Architecture. Advanced registration is required.

Register here

Friday, March 31

11:00- Check-In and Welcome Reception, 1300 Lecture Room
Coffee and cookies served  

11:15- Introduction, 1300 Lecture Room
Florencia Rodriguez, Director      
Sarah Blankenbaker, Associate Director of Graduate Studies         

11:30-Building Tour  
Tour of the School of Architecture’s building, labs, and studios

12:00- Lunch, 1300 Lecture Room

12:30- Kate Wagner Student Choice Lecture, 1100 Gallery          

2:00- Firm and Building Tours      

5:00- Studio Presentations
Studios led by Sarah Dunn, Barbara Materia, Paul Andersen, and Andrew Zago share their work in progress

6:00- Fresh Meat Journal Launch Party, 3100 Gallery
A public launch of the School of Architecture’s student-run journal, with current students and faculty. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, April 1 – Optional places to visit

UIC in Chicago
See buildings, installations, and exhibitions by our faculty around the city.

Chicago Architecture River Cruise, 401 North Michigan Avenue at the Shoreline Sightseeing docks
River tours
Admission ranges from $40-50

Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place        
Current exhibitions
Free Admission, open until 6pm on Saturdays

Frederick C. Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright, 5757 South Woodlawn Avenue
Guided tours
Admission ranges from $20-75, open until 2:30pm on Saturdays

Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue
Current exhibitions
General Admission $19.00, open until 5pm on Saturdays

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue
Current exhibitions
General Admission $15.00, open until 5pm on Saturdays

Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), 600 South Michigan Avenue
Shannon Bool 1:1 Exhibition and Refracting Histories Exhibition
Free admission, open until 5pm on Saturdays

Schedule subject to change.