The University of Illinois at Chicago is proceeding with plans to construction a new computer science building costing about $115 million, despite fiscal challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Crain’s Chicago Business has reported.
LMN Architects headquartered in Seattle is the building’s designer.
Construction on the new Computer Design Research & Learning Center is scheduled to start in the spring and will double capacity for the university’s growing computer science department.
The new building will provide 135,000 sq. ft. of classroom, lab, study, office and conference space for the department. It was approved by the University of Illinois board of trustees this past March and is expected to be completed by 2023.