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Admitted Graduate Student Open House Week

Monday, March 28, 2022–Saturday, April 02, 2022
All admitted graduate students are invited to join us for a week of events to learn more about the School of Architecture. The week will include a mix of online and in-person events. Admitted students are welcome to participate in as many or as few events as they would like. Advanced registration is required.

Register here


Monday, March 28

4pm (virtual) – Introduction to the school
Director Bob Somol will discuss the school’s history, approach to architecture, and student and faculty work. All admitted students are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
5:30pm (in-person) – Lecture: studioAPT
A lecture by John McMorrough and Julia McMorrough, the School of Architecture’s 2021–22 Visiting Greenwald Critics. The lecture will be held in person at the School of Architecture and livestreamed.

Tuesday, March 29

5:30–6:30pm (virtual) – Student panel
Graduate Advisor Gwen Fullenkamp will moderate a discussion with current graduate students. Prospective students will be encouraged to ask questions!

Wednesday, March 30

12pm (in-person) – Open writing seminar
Sit in on a pin-up in Penelope Dean’s Arch 520/588 writing seminar. View the course description.

Thursday, March 31

11am (in-person) – Open theory seminar
Sit in on Clare Lyster’s Arch 586 theory seminar. View the course description.
1pm (virtual) – Faculty panel
Bob Somol will moderate a discussion with graduate faculty members.

Friday, April 1

3pm – Building tour and intro to the Project Lab / Fabrication Lab
See our spaces, meet our lab specialists, and learn more about the resources available to graduate students.
4pm – Studio walk-through
See the graduate studio space and hear from the faculty teaching this semester’s studios. Spring 2022 graduate studio faculty include Sarah Dunn (first-year MArch), Barbara Materia (second-year MArch), Andrew Zago (third-year MArch/MSArch), and Greenwald Visiting Critics Julia McMorrough and John McMorrough (third-year MArch / MSArch). Faculty and students will show and discuss this semester’s in-progress work.

Saturday, April 2

Transportation will be provided on Saturday. Prospective students will meet at the Graham Foundation and be dropped off at the School of Architecture.

10am – Graham Foundation (4 West Burton Place)
Tour the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and see the foundation’s current exhibition, Exits Exist. A light breakfast will be served.
12pm – Chicago Architecture Biennial sites (North Lawndale and Pilsen)
Visit sites from the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial with David Brown, Professor and the artistic director of the 2021 Biennial.
3:30pm – Reception at the School of Architecture (moved from UrbanLab)
End the week with current students and faculty at a reception at the school (where we can stay warm and dry inside). Lunch and drinks will be served.