The University of Illinois is moving forward with plans to expand its leadership in the mathematical sciences by constructing a new building west of the Main Quad by 2022 and renovating Altgeld Hall by 2024.
Derek Fultz, director of facilities for the College of LAS, said the university is reviewing architect proposals for the roughly $100 million project which is expected to increase capacity, modernize learning spaces, and encourage innovation in data science and other mathematical sciences. Fultz anticipates that the university will select an architect for the project by spring of this year.
Campus is still raising money for the project. The new building will be constructed on the site of Illini Hall, which is scheduled to be razed beginning in fall 2020. It will be replaced with a larger, world-class facility for learning and discovery, including a data science center that does not currently exist on campus.
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