CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Campus and university System officials will take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Siebel Center for Design on Tuesday, April 24 at 2 p.m. on a site located on Fourth Street between Gregory Drive and Peabody Drive, Champaign.
Participants will include Chancellor Robert Jones; System President Tim Killeen; members of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees; Rachel Switzky, the center’s director designate; and Thomas Siebel, the chairman of the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation and the chairman and chief executive officer of C3 IoT.
The 59,000 square-foot building will be located between Huff Hall and the Art and Design Building. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2020. The center will facilitate and support innovative approaches to product, process and user interface design, with an emphasis on societal relevance, advanced technology, creativity, purpose and multidisciplinary collaboration.