The University of Illinois has dedicated its new Electrical and Computer Engineering Building. It’s a 235,000-square foot structure that doubles the space for the Electrical and Computer Engineering program. The building has labs for electronics design, for nanofabrication and for advanced power applications.

Cost: $95 million, half paid for by the state construction program, and the other half through private and corporate donations.


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“There’s a real opportunity in this building, this 21st-Century building, for students to collaborate and cooperate and learn from their teachers and learn from the alumni. I really feel the design of this building is a 21st-Centrury design of how to learn collaboratively, teaching each other, learning from each other. I think that’s an important principle all of us must take to heart,” Gov. Pat Quinn said at the dedication ceremony in Champaign.

The building is a zero-net energy building.

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