Student Union
UNIVERSITY OF Illinois Springfield


University of Illinois Springfield will construct its first-ever Student Union facility, which will become a signature locus for Student Life and gathering for all types of students. The Union will elevate the campus commitment to sustainability with a green roof that bends down to the South to control solar gain. Designed to maximize transparency to the North, South, and West, warmth and vitality will exude to the surrounding campus as interior spaces naturally flow into programmable outdoor spaces. Residential dining services and catering will become a series of “micro-restaurants” that blend seamlessly into surrounding lounges, including a Sports Grille that overlooks soccer fields and the Rec Facility to the South.


Scope: 52,000 GSF New Construction
Total Project Budget: $25,000,000
Project Location: Springfield, Illinois
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017
Partner: Dewberry