The College of Business community came together on April 28 to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new $60+ million Business Instructional Facility that is expected to open in the fall of 2008.
The new building will blend with the classical elements of the campus and will include modern and sophisticated details. Exterior walls of brick and glass accented with limestone and metal complement Wohlers Hall immediately to the east.
With sustainable design elements and environmentally-friendly features, the structure will be the first “green” building on the Urbana campus.
Architect Cesar Pelli, former dean of the Yale School of Architecture and a distinguished alumnus of the University of Illinois, designed this “catalyst for learning” for the College of Business.
- Digging In – Dignitaries dig in to start construction
- Kudos to All – Dean Avijit Ghosh thanked supporters
- Successful Partners – Campaign co-chairs Avy Stein and Mike Tokarz were all smiles
- Champagne in Champaign – College community celebrates the start of construction
- All Smiles – Current students await the grand opening in fall 2008
- Campus Tradition – Business alumni celebrated with students and staff
- Future Thought – Higher education’s future was discussed, debated