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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  • 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.