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May 19, 2016 2016-05 Student

Work begins on Surveying Building

  SurveyingBldg3Thanks to a generous $4 million gift from the Irwin Family Foundation to the College of Business, renovations have begun to the Surveying Building, which will be known as the Irwin Center for Doctoral Study in Business. The building will provide a contemporary infrastructure for business doctoral and post-doctoral scholars as they pursue their research and teaching activities. This gift honors the memory of Richard D. Irwin, a 1926 U of I graduate and founder of the publishing house of Richard D. Irwin, Inc. (now Dow Jones-Irwin, Inc.), and his wife, Anne Marie Irwin. Previous multi-million dollar gifts from the Irwin Family Foundation include funding for the Irwin Indoor Football Facility, Irwin Academic Center, Irwin Family Foundation Fellowships, and support for construction of the varsity football headquarters, including coaches offices and a public reception area, near Memorial Stadium.   SurveryingBldg4         The Surveying Building was built in 1905 as the Horticulture Service Building. It is located between Wohlers Hall and David Kinley Hall. It is one of the only two Jacobean style structure on the Urbana-Champaign campus.