Southwestern Illinois College

Energize Student Performance

As the only Gold LEED Certified higher education facility in the region, the building features the innovative Success Center, an open computer lab, a 100-seat auditorium, classrooms, conference rooms, faculty office space, a student lounge and a Starbucks coffee shop – all available for students, faculty and community use. The Sustainability Terrace is a central design feature and complements the other energy-efficient elements such as daylighting, stormwater management, and a thermoplastic polyolefin/rubber roof.  Features include an exterior patio that offers student gathering and outdoor study space and a spacious student lounge with a Starbucks partnered cafe.


Nationally Recognized for Outstanding Project in Learning by Design, American School & University Certified LEED Gold by USGBC.