Building projects

Altgeld Hall from the east, with the Diana Fountain in the foreground.In the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, we're focused on finding solutions to the world's challenges and propelling the bright minds who learn, teach, and conduct research on our campus each day.

An important ingredient in this interdisciplinary and world-changing work: Providing well-equipped, modern building spaces that enhance this mission.

Several ongoing building projects create classrooms as flexible as the young people learning within their walls. They make our labs and research facilities tools that allow for groundbreaking discoveries. And, they honor our college's 100-plus year history as both the intellectual and physical heart of campus, the college occupies eight buildings on the Quad. Alumni, friends, and corporate partners are crucial in helping us.

The $66 million Lincoln Hall renovation is a model for this work. The building now features modern offices and classrooms while still showcasing historic features. As a part of the project, generous donor support provided funding for the Lincoln Scholars Initiative by naming spaces throughout the building, and opportunities to do so are still available. For more information about how you can contribute, contact the LAS Office of Advancement.

Altgeld and Illini Halls

The University of Illinois is embarking on a project to restore and renovate Altgeld Hall and replace Illini Hall. Learn more about the project.

Natural History Building

While the $70 million renovation on the Natural History Building was completed in 2017, there are still ways to support the project. Donate to the Natural History Building.