Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Franklin W. Olin Center for Educational Technology

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Institution Name: Augustana College (IL)
Original/Historic Place Name: Franklin W. Olin Center for Educational Technology
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1997-1998original construction Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott
Designer: Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Contemporary (Glossary)
Significance: education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: concrete (some in rusticated stone form)
1998-present (2006)other (technology center)
1998-present (2006)academic department building (offices for computer science, mathematics, and I.T.S.)
1998-present (2006)auditorium (lecture hall)
1998-present (2006)classrooms

This structure was made possible by a $7.5 million grant from the F.W. Olin Foundation. It includes a variety of current communication technology facilities. Its exterior is of light-colored concrete, some in a rusticated stone form.


Brolander, Glen E. An Historical Survey of the Augustana College Campus. Rock Island, IL: Augustana Historical Society, 1985.

Historical Highlights of Augustana College, A Walking Tour. Pamphlet. Rock Island, IL: City of Rock Island Planning and Redevelopment Division, 2002.


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