University Housing at Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

What's Next for Forbes

Recycling Forbes Hall

As part of the Ikenberry Commons construction master plan, Forbes Hall is scheduled for demolition this summer. The Forbes demolition and new landscaping will create a larger residential quad and more green space in the neighborhood. While many of us have fond memories of Forbes, it's great to know that the hall will live on through repurposing. 

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University Housing’s goal is to repurpose and recycle as many furnishings and as much of the structure of Forbes Hall as possible. We have been able to repurpose 98 percent of the furniture and equipment in previous buildings, and we plan to meet or exceed that percentage with Forbes Hall.

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  •  All main lounge and floor lounge furniture will be saved to reuse in other University Housing buildings.
  • Student room furniture is sent first to other state-funded agencies who request it (summer camps at historic sites, offices, etc.).
  •  After state-funded agencies, furniture is offered to a network of registered not-for profits (shelters, churches, etc.).

Want a piece of Forbes Hall for yourself? Exterior bricks are available for a $150 donation to the Brick and Mortar fund, used for student scholarships.

Plans are already in the works for the next hall, which will be built on the Forbes site— Residence Hall #3.

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