University Center of Lake County
First-of-its-kind academic center houses 20 institutions under one roof
The client, a partnership between 20 Illinois higher education institutions, operated classrooms in shared buildings, but it had no core facility – no “face” to show the community.
This project unveils the solution: the University Center of Lake County. The first facility of its kind in Illinois, the 91,000-square-foot facility enables the client to offer degree and professional development programs from all its partner institutions under one roof.
- Centrally-located student commons features 3-story glass wall with views to courtyard
- 1.5-story conference space includes flexible meeting spaces
- Living room style alcoves and conference spaces between classrooms promote collaborative learning