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“Graduate Program Open House” focuses on how to pursue graduate studies at IIT’s College of Architecture
Chicago, IL — October 14, 2003 —

Prospective architecture students have a rare opportunity next month to learn more about the graduate degree programs at the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).

Located in historic S. R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State St., the College of Architecture will open its doors at 1 p.m., Nov. 10, 2003, hoping to open minds to its Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (Ph.D.) programs. Students, recent college graduates from other disciplines and working architects can learn about advanced degree programs in a series of panel presentations and informational discussions. IIT’s professional degrees are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.

The Graduate Program Open House features presentations about the curriculum and studio courses. Student and faculty panels will describe the rewards and challenges of graduate-level architectural studies, supported by the rich architectural legacy of Chicago and the Midwest. A tour of Mies van der Rohe’s masterwork, S. R. Crown Hall, will allow prospective students to observe the studio space, teaching methods and practices of IIT faculty, many of whom are practicing architects in Chicago.

Highlighting the day is a tour of Rem Koolhaas’ widely noted McCormick Tribune Campus Center. The day ends with a presentation by architect Joshua Ramus (OMA) and engineer Jay Taylor (Magnusson Klemencic Associates), “Seattle Public Library,” part of the Fall Semester Evening Lecture Series.

Attendees should register with the College of Architecture by Nov. 5, 2003. Online registration is available at www.arch.iit.edu. RSVP by telephone at 312.567.3260 or by e-mail to sennott@iit.edu. Both the Open House and the lecture are free and open to the public.

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