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University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons / Studio Gang

The Campus North Residential Commons offers the kinds of social spaces and experiences that enhance campus and academic life for today?s undergraduates. The full block site is intended as a new portal to campus and is designed to encourage interactions and exchange between students while also opening up the university to the greater Hyde Park community.

© Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing

Architects: Studio Gang

Location: 5500 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, United States

Area: 195.48 ft2

Project Year: 2016

Photographs: Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing, Tom Harris Photography

Design Team: 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

Design Builder: Mortenson Construction

Associate Architect: Hanbury

Engineers: dbHMS ? MEP/Fire Protection Engineer Magnussen Klemencic Associates ? Structural Engineer David Mason & Associates ? Civil Engineer

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
Client: The University of Chicago

© Tom Harris Photography

From the architect. The Campus North Residential Commons offers the kinds of social spaces and experiences that enhance campus and academic life for today?s undergraduates. The full block site is intended as a new portal to campus and is designed to encourage interactions and exchange between students while also opening up the university to the greater Hyde Park community.

© Tom Harris Photography

© Tom Harris Photography

Campus North offers a mix of student residences, dining options, amenities, retail, and outdoor green spaces. Extending the campus footprint to the north, the location and placement of the structures create a new ?front door? for the University, opening up to the greater Hyde Park neighborhood and strengthening pedestrian connections between the campus and nearby communities.

© Tom Harris Photography

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