The new construction and renovation of the three-story, 53,000 square foot, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Civil Engineering Hydrosystems Laboratory increases the accessibility of laboratory experiences for students. The laboratory space is dynamic, with flexible floor plans to enable the program to continue to evolve over the coming decades. The key features of the project include new offices, conference spaces, classrooms, collaboration space, research/teaching labs and additional restrooms. The pedestrian bridge connecting the third floor of each building is also a teaching tool. It is equipped with sensors to display the forces at play within the structure itself.