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UIC, Richard J. Daley Library IDEA Commons

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Address

801 S. Morgan St.

Neighborhood

Near West Side

Architect

SOM, 1965

Renovation

Woodhouse Tinucci Architects, 2011

Description

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.

Archived In

2017 , 2018