Facility Resources

Building Signage/Environmental Graphics

F&S' Architectural Review Committee (ARC) is involved any time the physical fabric of the campus is considered for alteration. Its mission is to create, review, and maintain comfortable, healthy, safe, and sustainable facilities in support of the academic mission.


Who is responsible for this service?

The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) is the first step in the design review process for any new facility or addition to an existing facility at the university.

ARC works with the selected design team representatives to develop their design review submittal and coordinates design review meetings/presentations to the Chancellor’s Design Review Committee, the Chancellor, the President, and the Audit, Budget, Finance and Facilities Committee as the required process to obtain Board of Trustees approval of the facility design.

Department Responsibility

Ordering of office name plates


Which provider will perform this work?

Architectural Review Committee

The charge of the committee is to:

  1. Interpret the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Campus Design Guidelines and Facilities Standards for Professional Service Consultants and various Campus Units. Any design change that effects a prior interpretation made by this committee must be resubmitted for approval.
  2. Select and/or approve materials for interior and exterior applications, including but not limited to brick, stone, glazing, roofing materials, siding, window trim, and interior finishes in terms of color, texture, style, and maintenance.
  3. Review design submissions and provide feedback to Design Consultants.
  4. Review and approve requests for siting minor physical changes, and make recommendations for major physical changes on the campus, such as art and sculpture, outdoor plazas, exterior lighting, temporary facilities, fencing, signage (donor walls, etc.), banners, antennae, mechanical apparatus, etc.
  5. Review and encourage sustainable concepts affecting design, environment, maintenance, and energy conservation.
  6. Coordinate campus revisions to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Campus Design Guidelines.
  7. Review the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Campus Facilities Standards for design issues and coordinate revisions where necessary.
  8. Serve as the initial contact for campus facility naming requests and coordinate donor requests for recognition objects such as, but not limited to trees and benches.
  9. Assist the Director of Capital Programs in the variance process for design issues.
  10. Work with the Campus Historic Preservation Officer as required on matters dealing with historic preservation.

Painters & Glaziers (Sign Shop)

Produce signs and environmental graphics; Create and provide office name plates


Gather required documentation to submit a request.

  • Building name/number
  • Room numbers and a description of the general area
  • Describe in detail the type of repair, replacement, or upgrade desired
  • Sumbit any relevant foundation information, including site plans, renderings, and design documents


  • Please ensure correct spelling of name plate requests

Submit Request in the my.FS Portal

Log in to the my.FS Portal to make a service request. Requests for new user account access can be made by completing the Request of User Account form.


What to expect next

An initial email indicating the assigned shop(s) and an anticipated start date:

  • An initial email indicating the assigned shop(s) and an anticipated start date
  • A follow-up email, call, or in-person visit upon arrival
  • A confirmation email when the work is underway and when time is being charged
  • An email, call, or in-person visit when the work is completed
  • A final communication when the service request is closed, including a feedback link

More Information

ARC Requests
All requests needing review by ARC should be sent to A committee representative will review the information and follow up with stakeholders as necessary.

Vexilla Banners
Information regarding campus vexilla banner standards, resources, and guidelines are available at