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Igor Marjanovic


Chair, Undergraduate Architecture


Givens 107

Campus Box 1079

PhD, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London; MArch, University of Illinois at Chicago; BArch, University of Belgrade, Serbia


Igor Marjanović is professor of architecture and chair of the undergraduate architecture program in the Sam Fox School, where he teaches courses in architectural design, history, and theory. He is a recipient of a national Education Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for his Florence study abroad studio.

Marjanović's research examines architectural pedagogy as a critical territory of wider architectural culture, and, more broadly, the role of drawings, texts, exhibitions, and other visual media in the construction of architectural discourses. His writings on the pedagogical work of Alvin Boyarsky have appeared in the anthologies Critical Architecture (2007) and Chicago Architecture (2005), as well as AA Files and ARQ (2010). Together with Katerina Ruedi Ray, he co-authored Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg's Urban Vision (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010), which examines the construction of this modernist icon by means of innovative representational, financial, and structural strategies. Together with Ruedi Ray, he was one of 10 selected exhibitors in the Ten Visions: Chicago Architecture exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.

He has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he served as Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Iowa State University, where he served as Director of the Core Design Program. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and completed his diploma thesis at the Moscow Architectural Institute. At the University of Illinois at Chicago, he received the UIC/Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Scholarship.