Illinois Design Center

The campus has received a major gift commitment to fund the construction of a new building that will house a campus-wide, multidisciplinary Design Center.

The image above is the preliminary conceptualization of the Design Center.

This will be a central facility for undergraduate students to experience design thinking, making, and learning by addressing a wide variety of human needs in project-based collaborative teams. Conceived in 2009, the Design Center has been the subject of great effort over the course of the past year—with broad participation from across campus.

The School is very excited to have the Design Center located directly north of the Art + Design building and to be part of this important opportunity. We encourage our students and alumni to learn more about the Center by visiting