Natural History Building

Setting the Stage for 21st Century Learning


Since 1892, the Natural History Building has been a landmark at the University of Illinois. Designed by the renowned Nathan Ricker—Illinois alumnus and first architectural graduate in the U.S.—the building underwent a $70 million renovation in 2014 to transform the interior into a modern learning environment while preserving the architectural details that led to its place on the National Register of Historic Places.

Upgrades to the building include:

This project wouldn't have been possible without private support, and opportunities remain to contribute to this campus landmark.