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Graduate Architecture Open House

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Saturday, October 26, 1:00pm

Open House Registration

Get a look inside the School of Architecture at UIC! Attending our annual Open House will provide an opportunity to meet current students and faculty, learn more about our graduate programs and admission process, and get a head start on your portfolio. We welcome students who have undergraduate degrees in any field.
Please register for the Open House in advance. Note that the portfolio review may have a limited number of spots and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions about the Open House or the graduate program in general, please contact Gwen Fullenkamp at


12:45 – 1:00pm: Check-in
1:00 – 1:45pm: Welcome and program overview
With Bob Somol (Director of the School), Kelly Bair (Director of Graduate Studies), and Gwen Fullenkamp (Graduate Advisor)
1:45 – 2:15pm: Panel with current students
Hear from a mix of students who are in all years of the program and come from a variety of backgrounds
2:15 – 3:30pm: Alumni introductions + portfolio review
Meet recent alumni and learn what they’re doing now. Alumni will also lead our portfolio reviews in which they will give specific feedback to drafts of your portfolio or provide general guidance about portfolio design. You may bring a printed draft of your portfolio for feedback.
3:30 – 4:30pm: Studio walk-through + discussion with faculty
Tour the building and graduate studio with graduate faculty. See past student work and models and get a look at in-progress work from this semester.
4:30 – 5:30pm: Happy hour with students and faculty
End the day with casual conversation over drinks with current students and faculty. A great opportunity to get to know the School of Architecture community.
*Schedule subject to change