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Aurora University – Institute for Collaborative Education

Institute for Collaborative Education outside

A 63,000 SF classroom building is the cornerstone for the first phase of the university’s master expansion plan. The Institute for Collaborative Education is a partnership between West Aurora School District 129 and Aurora University. Eight classrooms provide for approximately 200 fourth and fifth graders from two school districts at the new facility.

It also houses the University’s School of Education, other community-based institutions, computer labs, offices, and a 500-seat auditorium. 

Aurora, Illinois

Cordogan, Clark & Associates

Boldt Role
Construction Manager
Project Type
New Construction
Project Size
63,000 SF


Project Highlights

  • The collaboration between the university and elementary students began nine years prior to the project when there was a classroom crunch at Freeman Elementary School.
  • A grant from the U.S. Department of Education was awarded to expand the partnership to serve as a pilot program for the nation.