A Bachelor of Architecture degree from Illinois Institute of Technology is one of the most respected architecture credentials in the United States.
IIT Architecture Chicago is one of the top-ranked architecture programs in the United States, and our bachelor’s program is tailor-made for undergraduates who want to make their mark on the built environment. This five-year, STEM-designated degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, allowing our graduates to become licensed architects without additional time in school.
The College of Architecture faculty comprises award-winning architects, engineers, and scholars. With their guidance, our students develop a deep understanding of design, structures, history, theory, and practice, preparing them to assume leadership roles in the profession.
Our studio-based curriculum engages the latest technologies to support a renowned heritage of making. We don’t just talk architecture here—we make it. Supported by one of the nation’s largest fabrication labs, and situated in a leading technology-focused university, IIT Architecture Chicago offers students a unique opportunity for rigorous study in an environment of deep curiosity and rigorous investigation.
This five-year, STEM-designated undergraduate degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, allowing graduates to become licensed architects without additional study. Studios integrate advanced digital technologies with sustainable design, collaborative thinking, and professional practice.
Our close ties to the professional community in Chicago and beyond allow students early exposure to professional practices and job placement in the many areas in the discipline, including:
- Interior design
- Landscape architecture
- Real estate development
- Urban design
- Higher education
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Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of hands-on making and ethical practice, and our project-based studios encourage students to work collaboratively while developing and testing their own ideas.
Students of this program must be admitted to Illinois Institute of Technology. Students who are interested in transferring to this program should consult their academic adviser.
How We Stand Out
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"I really appreciated the roots in the Bauhaus educational philosophy that made material science an important part of teaching. I think it’s a great way of learning about architecture. My best memories are of the shop and how it created an environment that built upon the design work happening in studios, where you could experiment with materials and get to know them in a very tactile way."
After excelling in her fourth-year studio project, Rattanathumawat received an honor from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture reimagining a contaminated build site in Chicago.Prim Rattanathumawat (Architecture 5th Year)
As an active member and chapter president of the American Institute of Architecture Students, Wiesbrock is working to create a more inclusive built world.Rachel Wiesbrock (Architecture 4th Year)
While studying architecture at Illinois Tech, Frank Fu is also running his own business as a fashion and graphic designer.Frank Fu (Architecture 4th Year)
See Our Student Work
This high-rise concept from students Jatuphat Sunsaneevithayaku and Deniz Demir proposes a net-zero energy-efficient building in the subtropical climate of Shenzhen, China.
Tasked with designing a satellite museum for the Museum of Modern Art, B.ARCH. Student Duy Nguyen created an angular, concrete structure to house 2D, 3D, film, and light art installations.
Juan Ramon Cantu’s project “Turbulent Surfaces” is a study in building performance, using fluid simulations to visualize airflow, as well as environmental and architectural forces like turbulence, vacuum, and ventilation.
For the second year in a row, College of Architecture Associate Professor Frank Flury and a group of undergraduate students traveled to Loiza, Puerto Rico to aid in the town's rebuilding.