Block I Window Design
The upper two floors of the classroom buildings feature long narrow windows in the form of a block I for Illinois, a signature of the Netsch design at UIC. The shape of the recessed windows limits the amount of light that can enter the building, thus eliminating the need for blinds, curtains, or other window treatments in the building interior. The long rectangular central sections feature bronze glass, a relatively new material at the time, to control light and heat in summer. The trapezoidal top and bottom sections have clear glass.