University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bousfield Hall

Champaign, Illinois

  • FIRM

    FGM Architects Inc.


    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • AREA

    182,600 sq.ft.





The University of Illinois is replacing older residence halls with new facilities that better meet today’s students’ expectations. The redevelopment will feature state-of-the-art residence halls and amenities to enhance the student life experience on campus. This project began with an update to the strategic plan that provides a vision for the long-term, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMMackey Mitchell Architects (Design Architect)CAPACITY484COST PER SQ FT$377.00FEATURED IN2015 Architectural Portfolio redevelopment of the entire neighborhood, now known as the Stanley O. Ikenberry Commons.

The six-story Bousfield Hall provides 484 beds configured in four-bedroom suites and two-bedroom semi-suites, each with private bathrooms. This is the first suite-style residence hall on campus. In addition to living space, Bousfield Hall has a multipurpose room, a recreation room and a laundry room. The new residence hall is fully accessible and includes a dedicated suite for students with severe physical disabilities who require assistance in the activities of daily living.

The design incorporates multiple strategies to optimize energy performance and occupant comfort, including an efficient exterior envelope and a high level of individual environmental control for the residents. The project achieved LEED Platinum certification.