ETMSW Second Floor Oasis

The second floor of the Education, Theater, Music, and Social Work Building (ETMSW) will be acquiring a new student oasis space.  The new space is the result of the collaboration and effort of the College of Education, College of  Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost and the Offices of the Campus Architect and Campus Learning Environments.  Construction is underway in the space, which was previously a media equipment storage room, and is…

Science and Engineering Laboratories Renovation


The upcoming renovation of the Science and Engineering Laboratory buildings will include enhanced building wayfinding, new finishes in the public spaces, and the creation of new informal learning spaces.  These “Oases” will serve to encourage collaborative work as well as individual, focused study.  The project will also address code compliance issues with stairs, elevators, and bathrooms.

Flooring abatement work is scheduled to begin in July 2015 and general construction work will begin in Spring 2016.

New Circle Reading Room in Daley Library

The Circle Reading Room opened in the northeast corner of the first floor Feb. 22, the 50th anniversary of what was originally called the Circle Campus. The room’s opening was part of the day-long “Circle Back-UIC Forward” anniversary celebration.

Renovated Lecture Center F

Renovated Lecture Center F includes progressive, state-of-the-art A/V multimedia podiums, new seating, increased surface workspace, adjustable lighting, and sheer drapes to maximize natural light. The design reflects an emphasis on respecting and highlighting the existing architecture of the building.