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Housed in the historic Santa Fe Freight Depot, SCI-Arc is a laboratory for architectural experimentation. During tours of the quarter-mile-long campus, visitors walk through vibrant studios and see students and faculty engaging in collaborative discussions, critiques, pin-ups, and reviews.

Guided Tour

For those interested in learning more about the academic programs offered, the application process, and the curriculum at SCI-Arc, guided campus tours with admissions counselors take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:30pm.

Tours are approximately 60 minutes in length, but visitors are advised to allocate 90 minutes for the tour and follow-up questions.

To provide the best experience while also observing COVID-19 guidelines, we will be limiting the number of people allowed per tour session to three guests. All guests must be part of the same household and each guest will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster ahead of their visit. All visitors are required to wear a mask while in the SCI-Arc building.

Reservations must be made at least three days ahead of the visit and can be made at this link.

If you are not able to visit SCI-Arc in person, we welcome you to take a virtual, 360-degree tour of SCI-Arc.

Group Tours

Group tours with more than three guests have been suspended indefinitely. For more information regarding your program of interest, please contact us at 213.356.5320 or

In the meantime, we welcome you to take a virtual, 360-degree tour of SCI-Arc.

SCI-Arc Events

The Office of Admissions hosts events to familiarize prospective students and their families with SCI-Arc program offerings and the architecture school application process.

To stay up to date with upcoming Admissions events join the mailing list.