The New Campus Instructional Facility at the University of Illinois College of Engineering
The Campus Instructional Facility (CIF) is a new center for flexible learning designed to meet the changing needs of students and faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Located at the northwest corner of the Bardeen Quadrangle, this teaching hub enables collaboration and incorporates new technologies for hands-on learning. CIF has proved to be highly popular as a learning and teaching facility with a mix of both traditional and innovative classrooms and has been included in an advanced engineering course.
The design of the building focuses on the structure becoming part of the architecture. All structure is exposed, and done so in a meaningful way – part of the design concept is to use the building as a teaching tool. Structural elements have been designed to illustrate load flow, and to be informative as to how they perform, while at the same time enhancing the space. The building has a great attention to coordination and detail to establish this aesthetic, utilizing AESS steel throughout, fire engineering to eliminate fireproofing, polished concrete, and structural brick to create a new façade system.
AIA Illinois awarded the Campus Instructional Facility with the Capitol Award, its highest honor.
1 CE credit will be issued for this event. CE certificates will be emailed to all attendees within a week after the event.
Cliff Dwellers Club
200 S. Michigan Ave, 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
- Bibb Lettuce and Belgian Endive, Asparagus and Orange and Grapefruit Sections; Walnut and Apple Cider Vinaigrette
- 8 oz. Grilled New York Strip Steak, topped Sautéed Shiitake Mushroom; Red Wine Reduction
- Puff Pastry with Fruit and Champagne Sauce
Presentation time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Cocktail hour: 5 – 6 pm
Member - $60
Non-Member - $90
Member - $30
Non-Member - $45
About the Speakers
Toby Mitchell, PhD, PE - Associate
Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, LLC
Toby Mitchell studied engineering physics at the University of Michigan, structural
engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his
doctorate in structural engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. His
doctoral research was in grid and continuum shell structure optimization.
Since joining SOM as an engineer in 2013, Toby Mitchell has worked on various high-
rise building projects and on several pedestrian bridge and long-span roof
structures. His specialty is the design and optimization of complex structural
geometry, and he has been an active leader in these topics in SOM’s internal
structural research group, as well as publishing papers in several journals and conference
James J. Pawlikowski, SE, LEED AP
Principal - Datum Engineers
Adjunct Instructor - University of Illinois Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
James (Jim) Pawlikowski is the Managing Principal of the Chicago office of Datum Engineers. Prior to joining Datum, Jim was an Associate Director / Senior Structural Engineer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, having spent 25 years there. In his career at SOM, Jim had lead roles on many significant projects throughout the world, including Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, the OKO Tower in Moscow, Tower Palace III in Seoul, and the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh. Jim was also the senior structural engineer for the new Campus Instructional Facility for the College of Engineering on the UIUC campus.
Jim holds an architectural masters degree (structures option) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a licensed structural engineer as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. Jim is currently a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB), and serves on the Board of Directors for the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI).
Jim is a Clinical Professor and Gertrude Lempp Kerbis Fellow at the UIUC School of Architecture, and an Adjunct Instructor for the UIUC Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He teaches Design of Tall Buildings, Soil Mechanics and Foundations, and Design of Structural Systems.