ChicagoComplex is an academic consortium for advanced urban studies and research. It operates as a satellite campus for national and international universities, utilizing the Chicago metropolitan area as a laboratory for contemporary cultural production.
Based on the interests and curriculum of its allied institutions, ChicagoComplex tailors and provides necessary components of an off-campus program, including instructors, studio space, educational resources, administrative support, and housing. Design studios, classrooms, and lecture halls are located within actively engaged architecture and design offices, civic institutions, and other interested private companies. All students remain enrolled in their university and courses are designed to provide the necessary academic content required for credit.