TryArch 2018: Pleasure, Furniture, and Walls

Saturday, November 3rd
9:00am - 6:00pm
Workshop Fee: $200 per person
Registration has closed for TryArch 2018

What is TryArch?

TryArch is an intensive one-day workshop held each fall in which you can experience an architecture studio environment, learn about drawing and fabrication, and build content for a portfolio--just in time for graduate school applications. The workshop is led by School of Architecture faculty Antonio Torres and Ania Jaworska.

TryArch 2018: Pleasure, Furniture, and Walls will focus on the development of an interior architectural space through the production of drawings and material compositions. Participants will generate physical models and drawings in order to discover new formal organizations, pleasurable atmospheres, and spatial potentials. This experimental workshop challenges preconceived notions of architectural space and offers a fresh perspective on how to architecture.

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 create content for a grad school admission portfolio. Anyone looking for a more in-depth experience should also consider YArch, the School's month-long intensive summer design workshop. High school-aged students interested in attending a workshop should consider HiArch, a summer program for high school students.

How do I sign up?

Registration has closed for TryArch 2018.

Participants must submit a $200 workshop fee. The fee will cover the cost 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.