Thursday / July 25, 2019 / 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Public-Private Partnerships at Work: New ARC at UIC

UIC Academic and Residential Complex, 940 West Harrison Street, Chicago - Room 137

We have space for a few more people at this event.

The Education KC continues to examine the latest trends in campus planning, capital project funding, and creation of novel learning environment typologies. Join us for a building tour and a review of the emerging trend toward “live-learn” educational eco-systems, and the opportunities and challenges of funding and designing academic campus projects using public/private partnership model. The Academic and Residential Complex (ARC) is a new mixed-use building designed by SCB that is composed of a two-story academic classroom building and a ten-story, 550-bed, undergraduate residence hall. The design aims to extend the learning environment into the living environment; create active learning environments of various scales; make learning spaces and amenities highly visible at the ground floor; expand programming opportunities to include outdoor spaces; reinforce connections along primary campus paths; and encourage faculty-student interactions.


  • Networking        5:15 PM
  • Presentation      5:30 
  • Q/A                    6:00 
  • Building tour      6:15 
  • Event ends        7:00  


  • Rex Tolliver, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • David Taeyaerts, AIA, PE, Associate Vice Chancellor, Learning Environments and Campus Architect, UIC
  • Jim Curtin, AIA, Principal, Solomon Cordwell Buenz
  • Monica Willemsen, AIA, Associate, Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Location: the ARC is located on Harrison Street between Morgan and Peoria streets, right off the UIC Halsted blue line stop.  We will meet in Room 137 (a large classroom located by the main doors to the academic side of the building). 

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Education KC

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1.5 LU/HSW

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