University of Illinois System

The University Office of Capital Programs, Real Estate and Utility Services, in collaboration with the three universities and other System colleagues, supports the University of Illinois' mission by facilitating and overseeing the development of and adherence to policies, procedures, and systems pertaining to the built environment of the University. The Office is responsible for all University of Illinois master planning and acquiring property to meet the needs of the master plans. Real Estate Services also assists University departments in obtaining leased space off-campus.




Current Projects

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

UIUC Ubben Basketball Complex

The Illinois Champions Campaign is the catalyst of a major, $40 million renovation of the Richard T. Ubben Basketball Complex.

University of Illinois Chicago

UIC Computer Design Research and Learning Center

The new $117.8 million, 135,000-square-foot Computer Design Research and Learning Center at UIC will be located at 900 W. Taylor St., adjacent to UIC’s Memorial Grove.

University of Illinois Springfield

UIS Library Commons

The project includes the construction of a 65,000 feet multi-story Library Learning and Student Success Center (Center).

P-3 Project Delivery

As State funding for capital projects has become less available for Illinois universities, there is a growing trend toward the examination and use of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) to deliver qualifying capital projects. In the simplest of terms, PPP projects have the advantage of using off balance sheet private capital and capturing private sector construction efficiencies.

Master Planning

The goal of the Campus Master Plan is to create a quality campus setting that reflects the stature of the University’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. The Master Plan is to serve as a directive for define program needs, historical implications, program locations, utility systems, circulation, parking, green spaces and building/landscape guidelines.

The Master Plan establishes a basis for coordinating cost effective physical development decisions to improve the campus quality of life, simplify and enhance the campus organization, establish a positive unified campus identity, improve operational efficiency and identify flexible strategies for accommodating growth.

The master planning process results in an executive summary report and master plan report including written and graphic illustrations of recommended systems, program accommodations and design guidelines.

The Campus Master Plans are developed and maintained collaboratively between each campus and OCP&RES.

Campus Master Plans and Guidelines

Urbana Campus Chicago Campus Springfield Campus

Campus Master Planning Process