The Center

Find your way around SCD

1 ) Gallery
2 ) Classroom 1000 
3 ) Classroom 1002
4 ) Midnight Media Studio
5 ) Main Office
6 ) Starlight Room 
7 ) Upper Lobby
8 ) Sunrise Studio 1040
9 ) Sunset Studio 1050
10 ) Studio 1060
11 ) Meeting Room 1070

1 ) The Shop
2 ) Twilight Studio 0050 
3 ) Classroom 0060
4 ) Lower Lobby
5 ) Vending
6 ) Equipment Checkout
7 ) Amphitheater

Collaboration by Design

SCD's 68,000 square feet of space is designed to invite, invigorate, and inspire its visitors, whether they be students, faculty, staff, or members of our community. Wide open spaces, plentiful windows, and comfortable, movable furniture maximize the potential for collaboration indoors, while tree-lined sidewalks and green spaces wrap around our three unique terraces outdoors. Put them together, and the result is a breathtaking campus presence embodying endless potential. We can't wait to see what you do with the place! 

Classrooms 1000 & 1002

Two neighboring classrooms are on the Level 1, each with seating for up to 30, and flexible furniture on wheels that can easily be rearranged to meet the needs of your class, presentation, or event. These classrooms have in-room computers, projectors, audio systems with microphones, and whiteboards all around. 

Classrooms are open 7am-10pm daily.

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Classroom 60

SCD's lower level classroom has seating for up to 30, and flexible furniture on wheels that can easily be rearranged to meet the needs of your class, presentation, or event. This classroom has and in-room computer, wall-mounted screen, ceiling-mounted microphones and cameras, and whiteboards all around. 

Classrooms are open 7am-10pm daily.

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The Shop

SCD's Shop, located on our lower level, has two areas - a maker lab that includes 3D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines, a large-format printer, and plenty of workspace, and a production shop offering heavy-duty power tools, a CNC router, a water jet cutter, and more.

The Shop is open Tue-Sun, 4p-10p, when classes are in session.

Ready to make something? Get started here

Media Studio

SCD's media studio is a production space for creating recorded content and media, from photos to podcasts, that consists of two work spaces. The larger space features a lighting grid, an 18' by 18' stage area, acoustic treatment, a green screen, and flexible equipment and furniture, while a smaller control room acts as a recording and editing suite. 

The Media Studio is open Tue-Sun, 4p-10p, when classes are in session. 

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The Gallery

The Gallery is literally the center of the Center, offering a place to get inspired or just relax while you soak in the atmosphere. Things you can do here: clear your head between meetings or classes, check out the showcases and installations, chat with a friend or colleague, study for that exam, or join in on one of the many activities happening at SCD

The Gallery is open 7am-12am daily. 

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Starlight Room

The Starlight Room inspired our light-themed room names throughout SCD, with it's stunning view and light that pours in through the surrounding windows. Starlight also has a media projector, screen, and blackout shades to accommodate speakers, presentations, workshops, and more. Just want to enjoy your morning coffee in a beautiful setting? You can do that here, too. 

The Starlight Room is open 7am-12am daily.

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Upper Lobby

SCD's upper lobby connects the Gallery and Starlight Room, and offers several seating and gathering options. The tall tables and chairs are great places to study or hold a meeting, with easy access to electrical outlets and USB ports for charging. Comfortable couches and high-back chairs offer a place to chat or work situated in front of our spectacular east-facing floor-to-ceiling windows. 

The Upper Lobby is open 7am-12a daily. 

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Amphitheater

Our Amphitheater is created by the winding ramp that coils into the lower level, and can be seen from all around the building. It is a great place for sharing where others can see and hear, ideal for small presentations, lectures, poetry readings, performances, discussion groups, critique sessions and more. 

The Amphitheater is open 7am-12a daily. 

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Lower Lobby

SCD's lower lobby, with its large step seating, rows of magnetic whiteboards, and tucked-away couches, is an excellent spot for students and faculty to meet, study, and work. Combined with the Amphitheater, this space makes up the open areas of the lower level, and can be host to events, poster sessions, and other activities. 

The Lower Lobby is open 7am-12a daily

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Sunset Studio 1050

Located on the upper level, the Sunset Studio is a space dedicated to "resident" student groups and project teams, where residents can reserve lockers, book meeting spaces within the room, and collaborate with other residents on events and programming. The room is a shared studio, with open and flexible work spaces meant to encourage interaction and engagement among teams.  

Sunset will be home to the Entrepreneurship Hub, where guests can learn more about entrepreneurship at Illinois and connect to resources and groups focused on supporting student startups. 

Twilight Studio 0050

The collaboration studio on SCD's lower level is also dedicated to "resident" student groups and project teams, where residents can reserve lockers, book meeting spaces within the room, and collaborate with other residents on events and programming, maximizing interaction between groups and students from all majors.

Space in Twilight Studio will be allocated to teams who need long-term work areas, to allow groups to create and build larger projects over the semester. 

Meeting Room 1070

This conference room is perfect for in-person or hybrid meetings, with seating for up to 11, and walls lined with a whiteboard and a large-screen monitor for easy collaboration and sharing. The room also includes an in-room computer connected to a wall-mounted camera, mics, and speakers for taking video meetings. 

This room is available 5p-11p weekdays, 7a-11p on weekends. 

Studio 1060

Studio 1060, SCD's high-bay collaboration studio, is designed to meet the needs of teams designing and building big things - like Illini Solar Car's latest vehicle, Brizo.

This space is home to several short-term residencies throughout the year, rotating every one to five weeks, providing an easy-to-access workroom where residents can prepare for competitions, assemble their design, host a guest artist (who can build a boat), and so much more. 

East Terrace

The outdoor spaces at SCD are just as compelling as the indoor spaces. Birch, oak, and majestic pine trees, plus native flowers and grasses, line the sidewalks surrounding the building; these walkways link our three terraces (including the dazzling east terrace, pictured here) and a large bike parking area together, forming the building's perimeter.