Welcome to the Chicago Design Archive

See archival works put into action in CDA’s Chicago Design Through the Decades!

At Art on theMART
Exhibition runs nightly Nov 18–Dec 30, 2022, at 7:30pm and 8pm
Free & open to the public
View it from the Riverwalk; use stairwell at 260 W Wacker Dr, at the corner of Wacker Dr and Franklin St, Chicago

Dedicated to celebrating the life of Wayne Stuetzer (1938–2020), a treasured colleague and a Founder and Director of CDA

Decades team:
Daria Tsoupikova, UIC School of Design & Electronic Visualization Laboratory
Sharon Oiga, UIC School of Design & Chicago Design Archive
Guy Villa Jr, Columbia College Chicago
Krystofer Kim, NASA
Jack Weiss, Chicago Design Archive
Cheri McIntyre, Chicago Design Archive
Lauren Meranda, Northeastern Illinois University & Chicago Design Archive

AI/ML visualization by Fabio Miranda, UIC Electronic Visualization Laboratory
Music by Louis Schwadron, Sky White Sound
Featuring vocalist/activist Nnelolo Karen Wilson-Ama’Echefu and rapper Elijah Robb

Submit Your Work to the Archive
The CDA is seeking design work that has received special recognition (in competitions or media coverage), is Chicago-related, or is innovative and contributes to Chicago's impact as a center for art and design.