Rachel Switzky, an executive director at international design and consulting firm IDEO, has been selected to be the inaugural director of the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Heart of Creation
for the campus community to
Question. Discuss. Dream. Invent. Innovate. Collaborate.
Construction is expected to begin this summer on the campus-wide hub, which will offer an abundance of tools and space for students to advance technology through collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, May 3: 8 am - 12:25 pm
Grainger Engineering Library, "The Commons", 2nd floor
1301 W Springfield Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
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.