$100M Academic, Housing Complex Opens at University of Illinois Chicago Campus
CHICAGO — A $100 million academic building and residence hall has opened at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) known as the Academic and Residential Complex. The property is home to a two-story, 54,000-square-foot academic building as well as a 10-story residence hall featuring 548 beds. The complex features 16,000 square feet of shared spaces, including study lounges on each floor, a fitness center, laundry facility and 10th-floor sky lounge. A 1,600-square-foot retail area includes a Starbucks. The facility was the result of a public-private partnership with developer American Campus Communities. Most of the financing for the project came from a tax-exempt bond issuance with Collegiate Housing Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Chicago-based SCB Architects designed the facility. Thornton Tomasetti provided structural engineering services.