Organizations and Clubs
American Institute of Architecture Students
The mission of the AIAS is: to promote excellence in architecture education, training, and practice. To foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines. To enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration. To organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art & science of architecture.
Advisor: Philip Mead
American Institute of Graphic Artists
Learn more about the graphic design profession with guest speakers and other resume-building activities.
Advisor: Delphine Keim
Interiors UI is the umbrella professional student organization that affords interior architecture and design students exclusive educational and professional development benefits through membership in ASID, IIDA, NEWH and IDI. The organization exposes students to the interior architecture and design profession, while offering opportunities to volunteer with community non-profits, act as peer mentors to new students, participate in competitions and attend conferences with members of other local chapters. Students in Interiors UI gain recognition and build resources for future careers and engagements.
Advisor: Rula Awwad-Rafferty
National Association of Educators of Art (NAEA)
Network with professionals that are in the education field, provide community service, and attend the state and national conferences.
Advisor: Sally Machlis
Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (SCASLA)
Offers opportunities to learn more about the landscape architecture profession through on-campus meetings and activities, guest speaking events and field trips to industry firms. SCASLA combines the interests and desires towards fulfilling educational and social needs as well as broadening the understanding of the profession.
Advisor: Dan Cronan
Student Congress of Art & Architecture (SCAA)
Vandals Printmakers' Guild and Print Club- VPG
Organized to promote printmaking courses and activities on campus, notably the annual Student Print and Ceramics Sale at the Prichard Gallery. VPG also supports printmaking students' activities (materials, portfolio fees, etc.), outreach work, and conference attendance. Mike Sonnichsen, VPG faculty adviser, teaches printmaking at U of I and is a champion of all forms of inky printmaking processes.
Advisor: Mike Sonnichsen
Virtual Design Society
Advisor: Rayce Bird