To prepare for a dramatic increase in enrollment, Western Illinois University asked Holabird & Root to look to the future and assess the spaces required to support their academic standards and student life goals.
Holabird & Root created an accurate, informed building program. The program efficiently uses classroom spaces so fewer classrooms need to be built than originally projected.
The Riverfront Campus now supports 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The building houses general and specialized instructional facilities, faculty and staff office space, smart classrooms, science laboratories, libraries, several student support spaces, and a childcare component.
Square Footage: 93,300 sq. ft. in buildings on 20-acre campus