Illinois School of Architecture

The Illinois School of Architecture ISoA is committed to expanding its local presence and international footprint, building bridges and collaborations between our program and a world that is more connected than ever. Our curriculum extends a series of disciplinary reflections into a calibrated search for a unifying paradigm between theory and practice, and between memory and desire. Founded in 1867 Illinois was the first public school of architecture in the United States. Illinois was the first to graduate the first Architecture Degree candidate Nathan Ricker in 1973. Filled with Architectural history, Illinois continuous to be on the forefront of collaboration and innovation with Chicago and the world.