As one of the oldest and largest schools of architecture in the United States, the Illinois School of Architecture maintains a large and vast array of spaces, tools, and technologically advanced machinery supporting a boundless creative process for all students.

LEARNING

The Illinois School of Architecture develops its creative culture throughout three buildings: the Architecture Annex, the Architecture Building, and Temple Hoyne Buell Hall. The full spectrum of educational facilities enhance your educational effectivness and experience. Facilities include:

Lecture halls | Ricker Art and Architecture Library | Two professional gallery spaces | Community and collaborative spaces

DESIGNING

Studio spaces are present in each of the three buildings, providing students with 24-hour access to an average of 18-20 square feet of personal and dedicated workspace – one of the largest personal student studio allotments in the country. 

MAKING

The school’s Fabrication Department maintains three fabrication labs: the Wood Shop, the Fab Lab, and the Digital Modeling Lab. These facilities provide access to both traditional woodworking equipment and to state-of-the-art digital fabrication equipment including a CNC router and 3D printers. School facilities include a ventilated spray booth and a photo studio for photographing models and constructs.

Traditional woodworking equipment | CNC router | Multiple 3D printers | Laser cutting machines | Photo lab | Spray booth

COMPUTING

The Illinois School of Architecture maintains three computer labs with more than 50 machines. These are equipped with industry-standard software for 3D modeling, rendering, photo manipulation, and page layout. Two state-of-the-art print labs are equipped with nine large-format plotters, including one photo plotter and one large-format scanner. Print labs also have color and black and white laser printers. Additionally, the school maintains Template Studios which house large scale, individual use, Wacom tablets utilized in the creative process of the studio.

50 dedicated Architecture computers | Industry-standard software | Nine large-format plotters | Individual-use large-scale Wacom tablets