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New CS building

The CDRLC building under construction (September 2023)


Starting in 2024, UIC students will learn computer science, data science, and engineering in a brand-new facility.


UIC’s computer science department now enrolls about 2,100 undergraduates. The department’s faculty, staff, and classes are presently spread across four buildings on the east campus.

The new 135,000-square-foot, LEED Gold-certified building will double the department’s capacity. It will include:

  • 16,000 square feet of classroom space
  • Undergraduate learning and community center
  • Dry lab
  • Robotics lab
  • Flexible events space
  • 21 faculty research labs
  • Collaborative learning and teaching spaces
  • A geothermal farm to assist with sustainable heating and cooling

The new computer science building is part of UIC’s campus master plan and supported by the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, including a $117.8 million allocation from the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. It will be located at 850 W. Taylor Street, adjacent to the Memorial Grove. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held on July 15, 2021, and the building will open in 2024.

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Take a look at the construction site’s webcam to find out.

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