University of Illinois – Siebel Center for Design

Champaign, Illinois

Where Illinois students will collaborate to solve the future’s grand challenges.

The Siebel Center for Design will provide a new means of channeling students’ creating an passion toward issues and lives of consequence. Illinois will become famous as an incubator of outstanding young talent with a new and unusual collection of skills, fostered by a culture of multidisciplinary education and student-led problem discovery and problem solving.

The Siebel Center Experience:
Design-Thinking: Students will master design thinking by acquiring skills like problem framing and research, analytical reasoning, ideation and conceptualization, prototyping and communication.
Collaboration: Although some projects may be individual, most will involve collaboration in interdisciplinary teams. These skills will be an important component of the experience within and outside the curriculum.
Autonomy: Students will have access to resources for self-directed projects, volunteer initiatives, and other ventures. Independence in creating these opportunities and identifying the resources and skills they require will be central to the students’ experiences.

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Innovation Highlights

LEED Dv2009 Silver

Key Facts

Project size:  70,925 SF
Client name:  University of Illinois
Architect:  Bohlin Cywinski Jackson