UIUC Engineering Campus

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The Engineering Campus is the colloquial name for the Bardeen Quadrangle and the Beckman Quadrangle at the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bardeen Quadrangle

Panorama of the Bardeen Quad (left to right: MEL, MSEB, Engineering Hall, Everitt Lab, Talbot Lab, Grainger Library

The Bardeen Quadrangle, named for John Bardeen, is the central part of the Engineering Campus and home to most of the undergraduate facilities. The Boneyard Creek runs through the middle of the quad.

Engineering Hall

Engineering Hall

Engineering Hall is the administrative center for the College of Engineering and prominently faces the Illini Union across Green Street. In addition to dozens of administrative offices and conference rooms, there are numerous classrooms and a pair of computer labs for student use. Many engineering-related student organizations are based in Engineering Hall as well, including the professional societies such as IEEE, ASME, and others. The rear side of Engineering Hall includes a veranda overlooking the Boneyard Creek toward Grainger Library. Engineering Hall is the only building on campus to fully sport university colors with its recognizable orange brickwork.

Everitt Laboratory

Everitt Lab

Everitt Lab is currently home to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with state-of-the-art facilities for computational electromagnetics; computational, optical and discharge physics; optical physics and engineering; power and energy systems; and thin films and charged particles. The building is named for renowned ECE professor William L. Everitt. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is moving to the newly constructed Electrical and Computer Engineering Building in the summer of 2014, leaving Everitt Lab to be used as home of the Department of Bioengineering and open classroom space.

Talbot Laboratory

Talbot Lab

Named for Arthur Newell Talbot, Talbot Laboratory holds classrooms and small lecture halls, as well as extensive structural mechanics and fluid mechanics laboratory equipment. The second floor houses the Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering department, while the third floor is used for the Aerospace Engineering department, and includes offices for most of the Aerospace faculty as well as the McDonnell Douglas Computer Lab (commonly known as the "AeroLab"), a formerly windowless cell for Aerospace students to gather and collectively work and study. In January 2012, the west-facing side of the AeroLab was expanded to include windows that give students a view of Campustown and downtown Champaign in the distance.

Grainger Engineering Library

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory

The Mechanical Engineering Lab (MEL) is one of the buildings used by the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering.

Materials Science and Engineering Building

The Materials Science and Engineering Building (MSEB) is home to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. This building has been named a National Historic Physics Site by the American Physical Society.1

Beckman Quadrangle

The Beckman Quadrangle is north of Springfield Avenue from the Bardeen Quad and is home to numerous undergraduate facilities as well as graduate facilities. The quad gets its name from Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, which towers over the quad at its northernmost point.

Beckman Institute

Electrical and Computer Engineering Building

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, currently under construction, is the new home of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering starting August 2014. The new building is striving for a net-zero energy design and provides extra space for students involved in classes, a larger fabrication lab, more classrooms for education and research, as well as act as the central focus for the ECE Illinois department of the future.

Coordinated Science Laboratory

Hydrosystems Laboratory

The Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory is home of the Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering group of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. It is named after the venerable Dr. Ven Te Chow. It houses an 11,000 sq ft (1,000 m2). research laboratory complete with, among others, flumes, a rainfall generator, and a hydraulic model of the Chicago River.

Digital Computer Laboratory

Digital Computer Laboratory

The Digital Computer Laboratory (DCL) was the original home of the Computer Science department. The two-story building was constructed in 1958 and was expanded in 1967. In 1989, another addition added a third floor and enclosed the old building on three sides. The Computer Science department offices moved to the Siebel Center upon its completion in 2004. Much of the office space in DCL is occupied by Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES), the campus's central IT department which had previously shared the building with Computer Science. The DCL is also home to the Department of Bioengineering, as well as Engineering Career Services.

Kenney Gym

Kenney Gym is a gymnasium on the corner of Springfield Avenue and Wright Street with a large selection of athletic equipment. It was home to the basketball team until the construction the Huff Hall and is currently used by the gymnastics team.

Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory

Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory

The Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory is used primarily for cutting-edge research in the field of nanotechnology and has recently undergone a major renovation to greatly expand its facilities.

Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory

Named for Nathan M. Newmark, this lab is home to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Other Buildings

Separate from the two quads are numerous additional buildings that are affiliated with the College of Engineering.

Siebel Center for Computer Science

Siebel Center for Computer Science

The Siebel Center is home to the Department of Computer Science. Officially opened on April 29, 2004, the Siebel Center began with the initial contribution of $32 million to the University by alumnus and successful technology entrepreneur Thomas Siebel in 1999. The project's final cost came to roughly $80 million, with more than half ($48 million) having been paid for by the state of Illinois.

The Siebel Center houses the Department of Computer Science, which currently shares the distinction of being one of the top five Computer Science departments in the nation with Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.2 The center has over 225,000 square feet (21,000 m²) of research, office, and laboratory space, an undergraduate population of 900, over 450 graduate students, and 100 faculty and research members.3 The Siebel Center claims to be the first "Computing Habitat", featuring a fully interactive environment and intelligent building system. The facility is equipped with computer controlled locks, proximity and location sensors, cameras to track room activity, and other sensory and control features.


Transportation Building

The Transportation Building is home to the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Building

The Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) is one of the buildings used by the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering.

Ceramics Building

The Ceramics Building is part of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. There is a separate kiln building nearby.

Nuclear Engineering Laboratory

The Nuclear Engineering Laboratory houses classrooms and laboratories, as well as faculty and graduate student offices for the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

Nuclear Radiation Laboratory

The Nuclear Radiation Laboratory is used by the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

Loomis Laboratory of Physics

Loomis Lab is home to the Department of Physics.

Seitz Materials Research Laboratory

Engineering Sciences Building

Superconductivity Center

Laboratory for Optical Physics and Engineering


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