The University of Illinois at Chicago broke ground in July of 2021 on the $118 million Computer Design Research and Learning Center. Designed by LMN Architects and Booth Hansen to enhance interaction and intellectual exchange, the 135,000-sf facility will provide 35 research labs, 15 classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, an auditorium, and a flexible event venue. The inviting structure will act as a new hub of campus activity with a five-story daylit atrium and an undergraduate learning and community center. Consolidating and expanding the Department of Computer Science, the highly collaborative building will accommodate a 1,200-sf robotics lab and the interdisciplinary Electronic Visualization Laboratory. LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the project, which includes the creation of a new geothermal farm beneath Memorial Grove. Completion is expected in summer of 2023.