IIT Life Sciences


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Life Sciences Building was constructed in 1966 and has three stories plus a basement. Designed by Myron Goldsmith, a contemporary of Mies van der Rohe and a partner at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the building is a steel and masonry building of the Miesian style. The building is located in main campus which is part of the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. 

The College of Science and Letters occupies this building. It serves not only its own programs but also provides key coursework supporting almost every other program at the University. The College seeks to renovate the building so that it communicates a sense of innovation, creative science, and cutting edge programs reflective of its reputation and faculty.
Working simultaneously on the programming, master planning, and design, LCM is creating an expression for visual appeal and impact that lets everyone know that the College is focused on moving forward. It is critical that the new environment supports the visual impact with an energizing environment providing the tools and spaces that support innovation, hands – on learning and collaboration, and excellent science.

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