Chicago, Illinois, United States
New and reimagined spaces for learning
The master plan for the Middle and Upper Division Campus sets the stage for new and varied approaches to education. To accommodate mobile learners who rely on new technology, the plan provides spaces that support independent and team-based discovery, along with informal study and meeting spaces. At the heart of the master plan, a new Science Center and Campus Center building, a new Aquatic Center, and the expansion and renovation of a historic gymnasium coalesce to create an ideal environment for creativity and wellbeing. In addition to these new spaces, SOM developed a flexible, campus-wide design standard that incorporates stone and brick materials to unify new and existing architecture.