University of Illinois at Chicago Breaks Ground on Living and Learning Complex

The University of Illinois at Chicago broke ground on a $100 million mixed-use living and learning complex in January of 2018. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the project includes a 10-story undergraduate residence hall and a two-story academic building. Developed as a public-private partnership with American Campus Communities, the residential facility will provide 550 students with accommodation that offers 16,000 sf of shared space including study lounges, a fitness center, offices, laundry rooms, a tutoring center, a tenth-floor lounge, and 1,600 sf of retail. The 51,000-sf academic building will feature active learning classrooms, collaboration spaces, group study suites, and three reconfigurable tiered lecture halls designed to accommodate co-learning. Occupancy is expected in July of 2019. The project is part of UIC's master plan to increase the physical development of the campus and address the capital infrastructure needs of a growing student population.