University of Illinois Renovates and Expands Mechanical Engineering Building

Published 11-17-2018
  • University of Illinois - Mechanical Engineering Building Renovation and Expansion
  • University of Illinois - Mechanical Engineering Building Renovation and Expansion
  • University of Illinois - Mechanical Engineering Building Renovation and Expansion

    Courtesy of the University of Illinois.

  • University of Illinois - Mechanical Engineering Building Renovation and Expansion

    Courtesy of Brian Bauer of the Daily Illini.

The University of Illinois broke ground in October of 2018 on a $41 million renovation and expansion of the Mechanical Engineering Building in Urbana. The project includes construction of a five-story, 25,000-sf addition and extensive renovations of the existing 60,000-sf structure. The completed facility will offer active-learning classrooms, integrated teaching and project labs, a 3,000-sf student design center, meeting and event areas, a café, and 7,000 sf of maker space. Occupancy is expected in fall of 2021.