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.
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.
Andrew Singer, Director of the Technology Entrepreneurship Center and Fox Family Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering was recently named as Interim Director.
Siebel is the driving force behind the UI's new Siebel Center for Design, scheduled to open in January 2020.
$25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for DesignOct 4, 2016
The Siebel Center for Design will cultivate interdisciplinary design thinking and will foster innovation in undergraduate and graduate curricula in multiple colleges.