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The Fall 2022 TryArch Workshop took place on November 5.

Stay tuned for information about the 2023 workshop. 

What is TryArch?
TryArch is an intensive one-day workshop in which participants learn a little bit about what it means to study architecture, experience a studio environment, and build content for a portfolio. The 2022 workshop, Making Do architecture was a day-long exploration of worldbuilding using AI technology, culminating in constructing and documenting a phsyical model of another world.

Where does TryArch take place? 

The workshop will be held in the School of Architecture (845 W Harrison St). Participants will also have the opportunity to see the graduate studio and meet the Director of Graduate Studies, Sarah Blankenbaker. The registration fee includes lunch and all necessary workshop materials.

Who teaches TryArch?

TryArch is taught by faculty at the School of 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 should consider HiArch, a summer program for high school students.
All participants must follow all current UIC COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a mask that covers the nose and mouth while indoors. Visitors must also submit a health screening before coming to campus to confirm that they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and have not recently tested positive for COVID-19.

How do I sign up?

Participants must submit the online registration form with a $100, workshop fee, payable by credit card. Registration will close October 25 or when the workshop is full. Early registration is encouraged. The registration fee is non-refundable.


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