Additional gathering spots
Northwestern's Technological Institute is one of the largest academic buildings in the world, with close to one million square feet of classrooms, offices, laboratories, and research facilities. It houses the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Over the last 75 years, the building has undergone countless upgrades to accommodate the ever-evolving scientific community at Northwestern University.
Since 2008, Flad Architects has assisted Northwestern in the planning, programming, and design of several additions and renovations addressing the building's research, instructional, and collaborative functions. The most significant of these are four infill additions that reside between the building's existing wings. Each of the five-story additions features a large atrium that provides generous indoor public gathering space for use by all building occupants. This design supplies natural light to areas in the existing building as well as spaces in the additions. The laboratory facilities are designed for adaptation to a wide range of uses, supporting multidisciplinary research as cutting-edge engineering intersects with biology, physics, mathematics, and chemistry.
CertificationLEED NC-Silver (Additions 1 and 2)
RecognitionAIA Wisconsin, Honor Award (Additions 1 and 2)