University of Illinois Leverages Unique Development Model to Build Classroom Instructional Building

Published 4-20-2019
  • University of Illinois - Classroom Instructional Building
  • University of Illinois - Classroom Instructional Building

    Courtesy of the University of Illinois.

The University of Illinois broke ground in April of 2019 on the $75 million Classroom Instructional Building in Urbana. Providing 24 instructional spaces for programs in engineering, computer science, math, and statistics, the facility will feature a Greek-style round classroom, a distance-learning classroom, and team learning rooms with flexible furniture. The public-private project will be delivered by Vermilion Development, Campbell Coyle Real Estate, Provident Group, and Pepper Construction. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill is the design consultant. The university will lease the facility for 30 years, with the rent covering the annual bond payments, and take ownership upon completion of the agreement. The innovative delivery model is also expected to reduce the project's construction time by up to 10 months. LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the facility, which is slated for completion in spring of 2021. 

Related Organizations
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Design Consultant
Pepper Construction
General Contractor