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As demand for UIC’s engineering and computer science programs continues to increase, our second new engineering building at 900 West Taylor Street will play an essential role in allowing the College to continue to fulfill its mission of access to excellence and success.

Targeted for completion in 2021, this new addition to UIC’s east campus—yet to be named—is planned to be a six-story, 168,000-square-foot structure facing Taylor Street, immediately adjacent to the Engineering Research Facility. It will house a wide range of flexible-module classrooms to support innovative teaching approaches, research labs, and interdisciplinary design space that will benefit all UIC Engineering students. It will also house UIC’s Department of Computer Science. 

To date, the College has raised $5.1 million of the total $15 million goal for this new building. The total cost of approximately $96 million will be funded through a combination of fundraising, state appropriations, and operational revenue.

Match Terms

An alumni donor has issued a challenge to alumni and friends by offering a 2:1 match on gifts of a certain amount for a limited time to raise up to an additional $1 million. Gifts of $25,000 or more—or a minimum of $5,000 if your company has a gift-matching program—are eligible for the 2:1 match and can be pledged for a period of up to five years. 

If you are interested in helping us meet this exciting challenge, please contact Janet Kashuba at or (312) 996-2168.

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