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NEIU El Centro


3390 N. Avondale Ave.




Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 20: Closed

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


JGMA Architects, 2014



First conceived more than 40 years ago as a satellite extension of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) serving the school’s growing Latino Community, El Centro has steadily expanded into a full fourth campus offering coursework towards multiple degrees. Located at Kimball and Belmont Avenues, the campus welcomed a bold addition in 2014 by JGMA Architects. The new main academic and student services building is a crystalline form with great texture and warmth, characterized by blue and yellow vertical louvers that dampen noise and shade classrooms from the evening sun. Situated alongside the Kennedy Expressway, it is a beacon to thousands of daily passersby. Visitors to the roof deck are treated to panoramic city views.

Visitor Experience

Explore this eye-catching campus located near the Kennedy, including a well-hidden roof terrace.