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Get notified about TryArch 2018:

Submit our online interest form, and you'll receive an email when registration becomes available for our fall 2018 workshop.


What is TryArch?

TryArch is an intensive one-day workshop held each fall in which you can experience an architecture studio, learn about drawing and fabrication, and build content for a portfolio--just in time for graduate school applications. TryArch 2017 focused on the development of an architectural 3-dimensional object through drawing and composition exercises that were physically tested as stuffed and thickened physical models. Participants generated compositions and figural geometries in order to discover new formal, organizational, and spatial potentials. This experimental workshop challenged preconceived notions of architectural form and offered a fresh perspective on “how to architecture," led by faculty members Antonio Torres and Ania Jaworska.

Who can attend?

Anyone! No previous experience is required. The workshop is intended for any adult or current undergraduate student who wants to learn more about what architecture is all about, get to know the School of Architecture at UIC, or refine a portfolio for graduate school applications. Anyone looking for a more in-depth experience should also consider YArch, the School's month-long intensive design summer workshop. High school-aged students interested in attending a workshop should consider HiArch, a week-long summer program for high school students.

How do I sign up?

Registration for TryArch 2018 will be available on this page as the workshop approaches. Participants must submit a $200 workshop fee. The fee will include all supplies necessary for the workshop as well as lunch. The program fee is nonrefundable in the case of student withdrawal. Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is required to reserve a spot.


Contact Gwen Fullenkamp at or 312-669-7803.