Hub Champaign Daniel Building Project

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This blog provides periodic updates concerning the new building at 6th and Daniel Streets, Hub Champaign Daniel, in which the iSchool will occupy the 4th and 5th floors.
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  • July 15th Update: Recent photos

    As the new building nears completion, the space team would like to share a selection of recent photos to show progress to date. These photos highlight the exterior and the following areas on the fourth floor:

    As a reminder, Tad is offering Zoom drop-in sessions this month to share updates and answer questions you may have. These sessions are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. You may join by clicking on the following link during the designated times:

    The space team appreciates the efforts of our iSchool community to successfully transition to new spaces at the Hub Champaign Daniel building and within our current building. If you have any questions or need assistance with the moving process, please email newbuilding@ischool.illinois.edu.

  • July 7th Update: Moving plans

    The space team is currently gathering moving supplies, which will be placed in individual offices as well as in Room 109 for general availability. If you need supplies that aren’t available, please contact Tad Schroeder at building@support.ischool.illinois.edu. The expectation is that faculty and staff will pack their own offices, but anyone who needs assistance should email Tad to receive the necessary support.

    This month, Tad will offer Zoom drop-in sessions to provide information and answer questions. These sessions will be held on every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. You may join by clicking on the following link during the designated times:

    Assuming there are no delays in the completion of the new building, the move-in process could begin as early as September. The space team and administration appreciate the ongoing patience and understanding of our faculty, staff, and students as plans proceed and the iSchool becomes settled in both buildings.

    If you have questions for the space team, please email newbuilding@ischool.illinois.edu.

  • June 4th Update

    The space team has created a checklist to manage the process for moving faculty and staff into the new building and within our existing building. If you are planning to move, you can expect to receive an informational email, including a questionnaire with the checklist. Please complete and submit the questionnaire within the requested timeframe to allow for efficient planning. Be sure to include comments regarding any matters that are not addressed in the questionnaire, which will assist the space team in addressing individual circumstances that may be shared by others.

    During the month of July, Tad Schroeder will offer Zoom drop-in sessions to provide information and answer questions. These sessions will be held on every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Please check your email for the Zoom invitation for the series.

    The estimated timeline for completion of the new building is the end of August. Assuming there are no unanticipated construction delays, the move-in process could begin as early as September. At that time, the new spaces will be functional with opportunities for enhancements based on the preferences of faculty and staff as they become settled. New photos taken this month show progress in areas including the front lobby, corner and front entrances, help desk, and office spaces.

    The space team looks forward to continued collaboration with faculty and staff as plans for the move into new locations take shape. If you have any questions, please email newbuilding@ischool.illinois.edu.

  • May 14th Update

    The space team is focusing on plans for the move-in process, which will occur after new furniture for the 4th and 5th floors has been installed in the new building. The current timeline for completion of this work is the end of August. Thereafter, personal effects may be transferred, but occupancy by faculty and staff cannot occur until after inspections have been conducted and a certificate of occupancy has been received.

    A checklist and guidelines will be created to manage the transition for those moving into the new building as well as for those moving to new locations in our current building. Feedback regarding individual circumstances and unit preferences will be gathered from faculty, staff, and iSchool managers, and moving assistance will be provided as needed on a case-by-case basis. In addition, Zoom sessions will be implemented in the near future to assist with the planning process.

    While moving can be stressful, the space team and iSchool managers will be working to provide the support needed to facilitate each person's move. Despite any short-term disruptions, we can look forward to the long-term gains offered by expanded spaces for individual and group work, which will benefit our students, faculty, and staff. In addition, this expansion will raise our School’s visibility on campus, reflecting the importance of our work and contributions.

    Thank you for your ongoing feedback and patience. If you have any questions, please email newbuilding@ischool.illinois.edu.

  • April 29th Update

    Plans for the new building continue according to schedule. Furniture is expected to arrive in June, and installation is anticipated in July with move-in occurring thereafter. The entire project is slated to be finished in August.

    The space team will support the needs of our faculty and staff with regard to the implementation of occupancy plans. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis in collaboration with each iSchool manager, considering the unique circumstances of each employee and unit within the School.

    As the project nears completion, various operational tasks will need to be coordinated. Please keep in mind that the space team and Dean Santos are committed to creating work environments that are safe as well as conducive to productivity, while supporting the individual needs of our faculty and staff.

    If you have any questions, please email newbuilding@ischool.illinois.edu.

  • April 13th Update

    This post shares the current status of space planning, which represents a milestone in the building project as attention turns toward the final phase of completion.

  • March 27th Update

    This blog post provides updates regarding occupancy plans and furniture packages, sharing renderings of office spaces, Help Desk views, and collaboration areas.

  • March 9th Update

    The current blog post outlines design considerations and shares illustrations of furniture layout, interior views, and the exterior facade.

  • February 19th Update

    The latest blog entry for the Hub Champaign Daniel Building Project includes illustrations of furniture selections, images of fabrics and finishes for workstations and chairs, and photos from the most recent walkthrough of the construction site. 

  • February 12th Update

    The latest update on the Hub Champaign Daniel Building Project, which includes new photos of the construction site, is now available.

  • January 19th Update

    The new Hub Champaign Daniel Building Project Blog provides periodic updates about the new building at 6th and Daniel Streets, in which the iSchool will occupy the 4th and 5th floors. This initial post outlines process, plans, and progress to date.