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TryArch 2017: Thick Figures

Saturday, November 4, 9:00am-6:00pm
Registration closed October 27th, but we may still have space available. If you're still interested in registering, contact Gwen Fullenkamp at


What is it?

TryArch  is an intensive one-day workshop held each fall where you can experience an architecture studio, learn about drawing and fabrication, and build content for a portfolio--just in time for graduate school applications. This year's workshop will focus on the development of an architectural 3-dimensional object through drawing and composition exercises that will be physically tested as stuffed and thickened physical models. Participants will generate compositions and figural geometries in order to discover new formal, organizational, and spatial potentials. This experimental workshop challenges preconceived notions of architectural form and offers a fresh perspective on “how to architecture” with 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?

Register online by Friday, October 27 and submit the $200 workshop fee. The fee includes 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.