• Location
    Chicago, IL
  • LEED Rating Gold
  • Awards
    Best Project Award, Residential/Hospitality category, Engineering News-Record Midwest, 2017
    Gold Award, Building Team Awards, Building Design + Construction, 2017
    American Architecture Prize, Architectural Design/Educational Buildings, 2017

    Chairman’s Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility, Design-Build Institute of America, 2017
    Excellence in Design Award (Architecture), Design-Build Institute of America, 2017
    Award of Merit (Educational Facilities) Design-Build Institute of America, 2017
    Shortlist, Higher Education Category, World Architecture Festival, 2017
    Building of the Year Midwest, Best of Design Awards, Architect’s Newspaper, 2017
    Honor Award, AIA Hampton Roads, 2017
    PCI Design Awards, Higher Education category, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 2017

    Best Precast Project, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Awards, 2017

  • Owner
    The University of Chicago
  • Architect
    Studio Gang Architects
  • Completed

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.

The façade is designed to optimize energy performance through maximizing daylight and natural ventilation while maintaining comfort through shading and insulation. Radiant slab heating and cooling with dedicated outside air units serve the dormitory rooms. Waste-drain heat recovery is also provided to reduce domestic hot water consumption. dbHMS will monitor the building energy consumption after the building opens to verify the energy performance. The project is targeted to achieve LEED NCv2009 Gold Certification.