Dean's Message
Dean's Message

Welcome to the College of Architecture, Design and the Arts.

Our college is committed not only to studying the world but to making it – making music, making art, making structure and design, and making everything we work on (from the scholarly texts we write to the plays we perform) say what we think they need to say, and look and sound the way we think they should.

Our faculty in all four schools are distinguished in their fields – both as practitioners and as teachers. And as a boutique program in a large research university, we offer our students the chance to benefit both from highly individualized instruction in their own areas and from all the possibilities made available in dozens of others.

Our work is internationally known and our alumni are themselves working all around the country and the world. But we begin where we are – with all the excitement and the challenges the city of Chicago offers. In almost everything we do, the city is our collaborator, providing both provocation and inspiration.

So please enjoy exploring the college websites and learning about our innovative faculty and students. The UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts is one of the most dynamic intellectual and creative learning and research environments in the country.



Walter Benn Michaels, Interim Dean