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University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons in Illinois by Studio Gang Architects

 
December 13th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Residential Amenities:

• 800 student beds: 252 single rooms, 193 double rooms including 16 RAs, and 48 student apartments including eight Resident Head apartments and two Resident Master apartments.
• Grouped into eight “houses” of 100 students named for prominent members of the UChicago community: Dr. Robert A. Behar House, John and Barbara Boyer House, Brady W. Dougan and Laura E. Niklason House, Rogers Family House, Alexis and Steven Strongin House, Immanuel Thangaraj House, Tina and Byron Trott House and Francis and Rose Yuen House
• 48,791 sf green roof, including 23,603 sf resident-only (private) landscaped courtyards on the second level
• Five music practice rooms and eight pianos
• Community Commons, multi-purpose room, 14 group study spaces, and a 24 hour reading room

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

  • Architects: Studio Gang Architects
  • Project: University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons
  • Location: 5500 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (55th Street and University Avenue), USA
  • Photography: Tom Harris, Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing
  • Client: The University of Chicago
  • Design Builder: Mortenson Construction
  • Architects: Jeanne Gang, Mark Schendel, Todd Zima with Aurelien Tsemo, John Castro, Emily Licht, Vincent Calabro, Wei-Ju Lai, Ashley Ozburn, Laura Ettedgui, Chris Vant Hoff, Beth Zacherle, Paige Adams, Ana Flor, Zac Heaps, William Emmick, Roger Molina-Vera, Kara Boyd, Jay Hoffman, Schuyler Smith, Weston Walker, Juan de la Mora, Christopher Ciraulo, Lindsey Moyer, Will Lambeth, Danny Jimenez, Angela Peckham, Michael Leaveck
  • Associate Architect: Hanbury
  • Engineers:
    • dbHMS – MEP/Fire Protection Engineer
    • Magnussen Klemencic Associates – Structural Engineer
    • David Mason & Associates – Civil Engineer

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

  • Consultants:
    • Hood Design Studio – Landscape Concept Designer
    • Terry Guen Landscape Architects – Landscape Architect
    • Threshold Acoustics – Acoustical Designer
    • Lightswitch Architectural – Lighting Designer
    • Jensen Hughes – Code Consultant
    • Ricca Design Studios – Food Service Consultant
    • Jenkins & Huntington – Elevator Consultant
    • Transsolar – Sustainability Consultant
  • Size: 394,000 sf
  • Height: 164 ft 3 in / 3 towers: 15 floors, 11 floors and 5 floors
  • Site: 195,480 sf
  • Status: Completed September 2016 (students move in for Fall 2016 quarter)
Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Campus Amenities:

• 28,000 sf / 450-seat Frank and Laura Baker Dining Commons with nine food stations that prepare made-to-order fresh food including halal, kosher, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan fare
• Campus and Student Life offices
• Two classrooms for campus-wide use

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Community Amenities

• 12,000 sf retail in five parcels.
Chicago-based Heritage Bicycles sells custom, locally built bikes and offers service and repairs; and Timbuk2 features messenger bags, backpacks, and other wares for riders. Locally-based Dollop Coffee Co. will offer Metropolis coffee, house-made sandwiches and pastries, and pies from Hoosier Mama Pie Company.
• 118,150 sf landscaped quadrangle, streetscape, and plaza.

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

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