Planning and Feasibility
IGW led a team of architects, landscape architects and interpretive designers in the development of a Heritage Master Plan for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The project was an outgrowth of the desire to articulate and celebrate the proud history, tradition and spirit of intercollegiate athletics at the University.
Envisioned was a phased transformation of the existing University of Illinois athletic campus into a unique and exciting destination for students, faculty, alumni, local residents and tourists. A playful environment of interior and exterior spaces will be created to provide an array of opportunities for visitors to enjoy and become a part of the Illinois athletic tradition. Unifying architectural elements, landscape features, activity areas and exhibits will guide visitors intuitively through the campus.
Visitors will also come to appreciate the University’s long-standing commitment to the total individual and gain a richer understanding of the power of sport to unite people of different ages and backgrounds in pursuit of common goals, ideals and loyalties.