Southwestern Illinois College, Liberal Arts Building

Belleville, Illinois

  • FIRM

    Wm. B. Ittner, Inc.


    Southwestern Illinois College

  • AREA

    78,901 sq.ft.





The first floor is home to the success center, a computer lab, a film studio and projection room, six classrooms and a 100-seat auditorium for film screenings and community events. The second floor houses classrooms, faculty offices, conference rooms, a student lounge, a Starbucks and an outdoor seating area. The third floor is used solely for classrooms. The success ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,472COST PER SQ FT$242.08FEATURED IN2014 Architectural Portfolio has an exposed ceiling with acoustic panels to soften noise. The student lounge contains high-tech capabilities with Wi-Fi connectivity and data ports to plug in a wide-range of technology. There are 32 offices and a conference center. The sustainability terrace offers a seating area with a view of the campus and interesting touches such as stainless steel handrails and a sundial. A large lobby is located at the south entrance and features a three-story atrium with a stone tile wall and a roof skylight that shines natural light into the space. To accommodate students and the community, 320 parking spaces and a circular drive have also been added. The design has been submitted for LEED Gold certification.