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UIC, Richard J. Daley Library IDEA Commons


801 S. Morgan St.
East Entrance


Near West Side


Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: Closed

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible


SOM, 1965


Woodhouse Tinucci Architects, 2011


A 2011 renovation by Woodhouse Tinucci Architects brought new lighting, aluminum panels, glass and steel to this Brutalist building, originally designed by SOM in 1965. Interconnected learning and living environments, lounges, study areas, seminar rooms and a cafe fill the 15,500-square-foot space, which is now considered a vibrant gateway connecting campus and the library. Students entering pass between two brightly lit prisms of steel grating.

Behind the Scenes

See this renovated library study space designed by Woodhouse Tinucci Architects.