In the spring of 2020, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will become the new home to the highly innovative Siebel Center for Design, due to the generous support of the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, which provided a $25 million gift to enable the project.
The Heart of Creation
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Question. Discuss. Dream. Invent. Innovate. Collaborate.
The Siebel Center for Design provides a new means of channeling developing expertise, passion, and creativity toward issues and lives of consequence.
You explore ideas and master skills through action—immersing, designing, making, doing. The culture is centered on multi- and trans-disciplinary education and student-led problem discovery and problem solving. Collaboration and learning is facilitated across disciplines, realities, and cultures, through diverse experiences bold in problem framing, rich in design thinking, and uninhibited in risk taking.
Ready to host a Pop-Up Workshop? This should provide experimental learning centered around design thinking for students, facilitating their knowledge of what's possible as a maker.
Last month, Andy Singer and David Weightman embarked on a West Coast tour of a few of the nation's well-known university design centers prior to construction of the $48 million Siebel Center for Design.
Andrew Singer, Director of the Technology Entrepreneurship Center and Fox Family Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering was recently named as Interim Director.
Thursday, March 29: 7-8:45 pm
Grainger Engineering Library, Lower Level
A search is under way for an inaugural Director for the Siebel Center for Design.More details
The Siebel Center for Design is the hub for the design network on campus. Although the physical building isn't complete, this is the place to find campus-wide design resources, maker spaces, and more.
Highlights of the Siebel Center for Design
The center is designed to facilitate creativity and collaboration. State-of-the-art meets student comfort.
Can't wait to see what it will look like? Here's your sneak peek of our new home.
Found in central campus, we're between Huff Hall & the Art + Design Building.