The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center occupies 10,500 square feet of historic industrial space in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The multi-story building is constructed 100% from concrete and steel, perfectly suited for our industrial activities. Our facility houses 4 unique studio departments, each located on a separate floor which makes for safer and more identifiable work spaces. We have a loading dock and freight elevator to make moving materials and projects in and out easy.

Having in-depth, well outfitted studio departments in Casting & Molding, Metalworking & Forging, Technology & Design, and Woodworking gives everyone the opportunity to learn different approaches to working a material. Having all these studio departments under one roof makes it easy to choose the most appropriate material(s) and process(es) for the object in mind.

Our building has a great back-story too! It’s 1910s tilt-up concrete construction was an engineering marvel for the time, and previous tenants included the 20th century electronics giant Zenith Electric (then known as Chicago Radio Laboratory). We feel like the history of our building aligns perfectly with who we are.