The University of Illinois at Chicago opened the $100 million Academic and Residential Complex in August of 2019. Representing a public-private partnership with American Campus Communities, the project includes a two-story, 54,000-sf academic building providing collaboration spaces, small group study rooms, a tutoring center, and seven technology-rich classrooms for interactive learning, one of which can accommodate 288 students. The complex also houses a 10-story, 146,000-sf residence hall with 548 beds, study and social lounges, a fitness center, a tenth-floor lounge, and a green roof. The Academic and Residential Complex was designed by SCB (Solomon Cordwell Buenz) to attain LEED Gold sustainable design certification. Ground was broken on the project in January of 2018.