Illinois Central College

Student Services Center

As Illinois Central College continues its effort to consolidate its existing Downtown Peoria Campus into its North Campus location, the development of Student Services and Adult Education programs at this location became a priority.

The existing North Campus consists of numerous “inwardly focused” facilities that do not allow occupants to easily interact with exterior spaces, and subsequently, there is not a lot of visibility into the buildings from the exterior.  The campus also lacks a “front door” which makes wayfinding for new students and first-time visitors very difficult. In order to resolve these issues, DKA worked closely with the College to develop Arbor Hall into a new Student Services Center consisting of the following program areas:

  • Welcome Desk
  • Registration & Records
  • Financial Aid
  • Counseling & Advising
  • Testing Center
  • Administrative Offices
  • Child Care Center

Additionally, the renovated facility will contain Adult Education classrooms and computer labs along with faculty offices.

The existing facility was completely demolished down to its existing structure then re-built to meet the College’s current infrastructure standards. The exterior was re-clad and includes additional glazing to enhance views into and out of the facility.

Project Data
Location Peoria, Illinois
Size 40,000 sf
Completed 2014
LEED Status Pursuing LEED Silver Certification
Photographer Ballogg Photography



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