UIUC Siebel Center for Design

UIUC Siebel Center for Design

Champaign, Illinois
United States
UIUC Siebel Center

TYLin provided structural engineering services for the new UIUC Siebel Center in Champaign, Illinois.

This campus hub for design-based learning features classrooms, design studios, collaboration spaces, and fabrication facilities. Other interior spaces include a gallery, a café, and an amphitheater. A central atrium and a sloping universally-accessible walkway facilitate circulation.

The building’s structural system is designed to complement its pavilion-like vision. Engineers used long structural spans and exposed structural steel framing throughout to create an open and flexible academic environment. Deep roof overhangs, including twin 30-foot cantilevered steel canopies that highlight the main entrances, suffuse the interior with natural light while mitigating solar heat gain.

Project Highlights: 

  • The 60,000-square-foot Siebel Center is LEED Gold certified.

  • The glass facade and open structure create a highly visible building that draws people in from across campus to this cross-disciplinary resource.

Image credit: Sam Fentress

Education Facility Design Awards, Excellence Award, 2023
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Award of Merit, 2022
Structural Engineering Association of Illinois (SEAOI)

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