Expansion and renovations modernize technology, celebrate ACES program, and put learning on display
An addition and renovations revive the 55-year-old Turner Hall to respond to program growth and draw more attention to the University of Illinois’ College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). The 38,000-square-foot project features a spacious atrium and student gathering areas. Upgrades to classrooms, labs, and conference rooms create more space and support modern technologies. The renovation portion of this project was completed in two phases to avoid disruption to the occupied building.
The atrium addition connects the two wings of the building and extends toward the South Quad to create a new entry. Clerestories bring in natural light, which reflects off a curved ceiling and into the atrium.
A new glass wall invites prospective students and potential donors to observe activity in a renovated science lab. The project also expands a prep room into an underused storage area and adds clear glazing to create views between the labs.