- February 28, 2014—Ed Kaplan $11 million gift and challenge grant announced to Illinois Tech community
- March 7, 2014—Design and programming architects announced at press conference with Mayor Emanuel
- Summer 2014—Initial programming initiatives developed
- August 25, 2016—Official groundbreaking in Hermann Hall’s Expo Center (North End of the Building) on Mies Campus
- Construction will ramp up in March 2017, and we expect completion by late 2018.
- 2018—Building Completion Anticipated*
*Timetable may change