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CAMPUS NORTH RESIDENTIAL COMMONS, THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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  • Location Chicago, IL
  • LEED Rating Gold
The North Campus Residence Hall and Dining Commons is a new 360,000 sq. ft. development designed to be a signature facility for The University of Chicago. Located on the northern part of the campus, the new residence hall includes eight “Houses” of approximately 100 first- through fourth-year students each. Each college “House” is structured around a three-story lounge that includes common space for students, as well as a community dining commons with tables organized by each “House”. The residence hall also offers a more independent living option with private rooms and kitchen facilities for third- and fourth-year students. Additionally, the development includes small retail spaces, offices, multi-use rooms, and classrooms.

CHICAGO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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  • Location

    Chicago, IL

  • LEED Rating Gold
The new Chicago Theological Seminary for the University of Chicago is a four-story building that includes administration offices, classrooms, a chapel, a library, and a dining space. Additionally, the project included state-of-the-art audio visual technologies for interactive student education. The University of Chicago Guide for Professional Services required energy modeling, which, combined with a cost analysis, guided the team in optimizing design and material efficiencies, while maintaining the architect’s design intent. Photovoltaics were used to provide an alternate energy source to the building. 

EDWARD H. LEVI ADMINISTRATION BUILDING PORTAL, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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  • Location Chicago, IL
  • Awards AIA Design Excellence Awards – Divine Detail, Citation of Merit, 2014
The Edward H. Levi Administration Building is prominently located at the axis terminus of the University of Chicago Quadrangle. Due to the building’s location, it was often considered a barrier when walking across the campus. To increase circulation, a renovation was completed to open up the solid façade and create a pedestrian portal through the center of the building.

MEDIA PRODUCTION CENTER, COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

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  • Location Chicago, IL
  • LEED Rating Gold
  • Awards AIA Design Excellence Awards – Citation of Merit, 2010
This 40,000 sq. ft. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED©) NCv2.2 Gold Media Production Center for Columbia College Chicago combined large film and animation studios with classrooms and workshops on an urban campus. As the first new building for the College, it fortified the school’s competitive edge in film-making and animation, as well as highlighted its design-forward identity.

POWERHOUSE, BELOIT COLLEGE

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  • Location Beloit, WI
The Blackhawk Generating Station, known as “The Powerhouse” is a decommissioned coal-fired electrical plant adjacent to the Rock River. Recently, Beloit College acquired the 100 year old river-front property with plans to develop it into the center of campus life. dbHMS is working with Studio Gang Architects in the design of a student activity and recreation center. The vision for the Powerhouse is a signature facility that will boast the college’s reputation through creative and innovative design features in a historically industrial space.

SAIEH HALL FOR ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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  • Location Chicago, IL
  • LEED Rating Gold
  • Awards CBC Merit Awards, CBC/COAA Owner’s Choice Awards, 2015
    Design Excellence Awards, Boston Society of Architects, Honor Award, 2014
    SEAOI Excellence in Structural Engineering, Best Renovation / Retrofit, 2014
    SCUP Excellence Planning Honor Award, 2014
The project scope includes the renovation, adaptive re-use, and addition to the historic Theological Seminary building constructed between 1923 and 1928 on the University of Chicago campus. The 100,000 sq. ft. building is the new home for the Saieh Hall for Economics. 

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, EARLHAM COLLEGE

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  • Location Richmond, IN
  • LEED Rating Gold
This new 47,000 sq. ft. building is a state-of-the-art resource center for Earlham College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department. Located on the college’s South campus, the new facility is comprised of two main performance facilities that are located in the center of the building, a 480 seat concert venue with moveable tiered seating, and a new black box theater. The two theaters are surrounded by support spaces, including a green room, individual practice rooms, as well as jazz and gamelan classrooms, dressing rooms, and storage spaces.

WILLIAM ECKHARDT RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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  • Location Chicago, IL
The William Eckhardt Research Center at the University of Chicago is the new home for the University’s Division of Physical Sciences units including the Astronomy and Astrophysics Department, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Studies, and the Enrico Fermi Institute. Additionally, the University’s new program in Molecular Engineering will be housed in this facility offering offices, conference rooms, a clean room and specialized laboratory and imaging facilities for the department’s use.
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