Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

The campus has recently announced a major gift commitment (donor to be announced later) to fund the construction of a new building that will house a campus-wide multidisciplinary Design Center. This will be a central facility for undergraduate students to experience design thinking, making and learning by addressing a wide variety of human needs in project-based collaborative teams. Conceived in 2009, the Design Center has been the subject of great effort over the course of the past year—with broad participation from across campus.  We are now seeking collective input on this new facility from all campus stakeholders. There will be a series of town hall meetings, held by a core committee charged with overseeing the effort, to give faculty, staff and students an opportunity to provide input on this new facility. These will be held:

Monday, November 30
Ikenberry Commons, 10:00 - 11:00am

Wednesday, December 2
Illini Union Room B, 10:00 - 11:00am

Friday, December 4 1092
Lincoln Hall, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Tuesday, December 8
B02, Coordinated Science Lab, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Thursday, December 10
Room 62, Krannert Art Museum, 10:00 - 11:00am

In preparation for the town hall meetings, campus members are invited to review the following explanatory project materials, available at the Design Center Website.

 Quick Facts

  • Square Footage: 40,200 square feet of program space (total of 59,300 sq. ft.)
  • Location: Located in the green field between the School of Art and Design and the College of Applied Health Sciences.
  • Architecture Firm: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
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