Faculty & Staff Facilities Welcome

Welcome to the School of Art & Design! We put together a few links and resources that we think might be helpful as you figure out how to navigate our Labs & Facilities.

Building, Classroom, and Lab Access

Access to Art & Design, Flagg, Noble, and Architecture outside of normal building hours is by cardswipe, utilizing your I-Card. You can pick up an I-card at the Illini Union Bookstore on Wright St (https://icard.uillinois.edu/public/urbana-idc.cfm). After you get your I-Card, please contact facilities staff using the Access Support form, so they can make sure that your access is updated. Many of our classrooms and labs are also accessible with your I-Card. If you teach in a classroom that has a keyed entrance, please contact Chris Bonner, and he will supply you with a key to your classroom.

If you need to reserve a classroom or space other than the one that your regular classroom, you can make that reservation through the School’s Checkout Window.

To find out more about Student Access, we recommend looking through the Access & Training portion of the A&D website. There, you will find extensive information about how students obtain access, the Facilities Fee, and the training required to access specific labs and resources. There is also a short video on that page that can be helpful in orienting your students to the labs. If you have specific questions about access or the facilities available to your classes, please contact facilities staff using the Access Support form.


Printing from your personal device to the office printers, will likely take some set-up with IT. You can contact IT Support using the MITS help form.

If you need or want to print in the School’s student lab, there are tutorials for using many of the devices (including the large format printers) at https://go.illinois.edu/artTutorials. Students are billed directly to their student accounts when they print in the lab. Since Faculty & Staff don’t have student accounts, they have to pre-deposit funds in their print accounts from either personal or research funds. To deposit funds in your account visit: https://go.illinois.edu/artPrintDeposit,

3D Fabrication Labs and Spaces

The School has several options when it comes to 3D Fabrication – some spaces are specifically student labs, others are dedicated to faculty use. Contact Mike Collins to arrange for an Orientation for your students (so that they may obtain 3D Fab Lab access), or to consult with him about the best space to utilize for your research.


All UIUC students/staff/faculty have free access to the Adobe Suite. To activate your account, or renew access, one needs to go to the Webstore and “buy” it for $0 on an annual basis.

Using Classroom AV

The classroom AV setups are classified as either an AV-Setup (instructor computer, switcher/scaler, projector), or an AV-Lite Setup (smaller switch with a laptop hookup and projector). There are instructions available for using both setups:

Tutorial – Classroom AV

Tutorial – Classroom AV-Lite

Facilities Staff

David Akins, Facilities Director
Manages, coordinates, and oversees all Art & Design buildings, offices, laboratories, classrooms, technology, and equipment

Will Arnold, Technology Integration Specialist
Manages checkout window | Manages computer labs and digital 3D and 2D output | Manages shooting studios and darkrooms | Card swipe door access | Classroom AV

Chris Bonner, Jr., Facilities Manager
Key distribution | Shipping and receiving | Access to First Floor A&D display cases and Link Gallery

Michael Collins, Fabrication Lab Coordinator
Manages the 3D labs in Art and Design and Flagg Hall | Administers safety orientations for incoming students | Maintains and supports Flagg studios |Administers and maintains woodworking, metalworking, casting, fabrication, and computer-controlled machining and output devices

Nick Mullins, Fabrication Technology Specialist
Maintains and supports south studios (ceramics, graduate studios, critique space) | Maintains and supports Ceramics laboratories | Maintains and supports Noble ink lab | Maintains and supports Textile lab | Assists students with machine shop tools, wood-working equipment

Kiley Reed Black, Technology Integration Specialist
Manages checkout window | Manages computer labs and digital 3D and 2D output | Manages shooting studios and darkrooms | Card swipe door access | Classroom AV

Questions? Issues?

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