Architecture Symposium 2018

2018 USITT Architecture Symposium & Annual OISTAT Meeting 

October 10-12, 20181924_American_Standard_Bldg

Please contact Karen Greenfield at for registration information.

Where/hosted by:
USITT | OISTAT, Chicago, Illinois

Join International professionals for exploration of Chicagoan Architecture. Learn from a design team of architects, theater consultants and acousticians about innovations in health, safety and welfare in spaces throughout the city.

Topics will include accommodating patrons and performers with disabilities, acoustic comfort and clarity, code issues, regulations and life safety solutions, as well as discussions and presentations on architecturally responsive urban planning and building design with environmentally sustainable approaches. Curriculum is subject to change. Enjoy tours of both contemporary and vintage theater spaces throughout Chicago.

Extend your stay to the weekend and experience Open House Chicago, a free annual festival that offers behind the scenes access to over 200 buildings.

The OISTAT annual meeting in Architecture is a unique opportunity for host countries to share with a distinguished group of architects worldwide professional experiences, to publicize the work of designers to the international community, as well as to publicize the work of the host institutions.

Earn 5 hours of HSW | AIA continuing education credits. Daily schedule as shared is subject to changes prior to the event.

Daily Schedule

Registration Prices:

Member - $425
Non-Member - $525
Student Member - $175
Student Non-Member - $225
OISTAT Delegates - $100-125*

*OISTAT Delegates will be provided with a registration and housing code by OISTAT Commission President. Non commission attendees on their own for housing.


The event will be held at various locations in Chicago. The meeting events will take place at the host hotel conference room October 10 - 12, and bus tours will depart from the host hotel. The boat tour is an additional fee at the time of the event.  A limited number of rooms have been reserved for the group, unfortunately the housing deadline has passed.

Host Hotel:

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites – Chicago Downtown
506 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Please contact Karen Greenfield at with any questions.