Syan Frey

Syan Frey

Chicago, IL, US



 I teach the history of Architecture At IIT. My research focuses on 19th century American architecture, particularly the Chicago School


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, Lecturer

Aug 2014 - current

Harrington College of Design, Faculty

Faculty of Critical Studies. Courses in the History of Architecture (upper division and grad), Anthropology, Urban Sociology, Communication and Technology Studies, Philosophy, Sustainability Studies.

Dec 2006 - Apr 2015

Cultural Practices, Principal

Aug 2002 - Jun 2006

The University of Chicago, Faculty Technology Manager

Mar 2003 - May 2005

UNext, Learning Architect

like an information architect, but specialized in learning.

Jul 2000 - Mar 2003

The University of Chicago, Information Architect

Oct 1998 - Jul 2000

Intermuseum Conservation Association, Conservation Assistant

Aug 1996 - Sep 1998


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, PhD, History and Theory of Architecture

Sep 2014 - current
Jun 2006 - May 2009

Archeworks, Socially Responsible Design

Aug 2005 - May 2006

The University of Chicago, Masters, Humanities, Anthropology, Sociology

Aug 1998 - May 2004

Oberlin College, Bachelors, Archeology, Visual Arts

Aug 1993 - May 1996


Regional Fellow, International Federation of Interior Architects, Other


Areas of Specialization