Professor Peter Land: A Living Legend

My studio professor during the 2014-15 academic year at IIT is Professor Peter Land. For those who might wonder who is Peter Land, he is – without a doubt – one of the most famous and brightest architects of our time. With a master degree in Urban Planning from Yale University, 1958, and a masters of Architecture from…

The American System Built-Homes

Photo from en.wikipedia.org showing Three of the six American System-Built Homes In 1912 architect Frank Lloyd Wright came up with a project called “The American System Built-Houses” his goal was to make it possible to any Person who has an average income to be able to live in one of his houses. A total of 13 houses were…

Twenty-Six lives

Couple weeks ago I finished my first semester studying in the United States after transferring from my home country Syria. Coming to Chicago to study architecture at Illinois Institute of technology was a life changing experience for me, an experience that I have never thought I would have. This opportunity, that was given to me…

Open House IIT

“Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived” (FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT) I’ve been always interested in architecture and design, and I always wanted to…