Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

Project Status

  • Demolition started July 9, 2001.
  • Demolition completed January, 2002.
  • Construction started March 21, 2002.
  • Base building construction completion:  March, 2005
  • 6th Floor build-out completed January, 2006
  • 8th Floor build-out completed January, 2006
  • 9th Floor build-out started October, 2006
  • 10th Floor build-out started August, 2006

Project Description & Statistics

The building site is bound by Fairbanks Court, Superior Street, Huron Street, and Prentice Women's Hospital.

12-story building, approximately 250 feet tall and 40 feet below grade
9 laboratory floors with offices
2 mechanical floors at 2nd floor and penthouse
1 ground floor campus center and service area
2 floors below grade for Vivarium and mechanical rooms

Ground Floor:
Dining for 120 people
Auditorium for 255 people
Auditorium for 111 people
Seminar Room for 75 people
Seminar Room for 45 people

Typical Floor:
12 lab planning modules to accommodate 12 PI's and 5 researchers per PI
75 people per floor with administration

Building Population:
Approximately 700 persons total (PI's, researchers, staff)


Gross sq. ft. Net sq. ft. Net-to-Gross Ratio
Sub Basement
52,890
30,730
58.40%
Basement
30,814
30,814
58.15%
Ground Fooor
25,374
25,374
56.33%
Mezzanine
2,957
2,351
79.51%
2nd Floor (Mechanical)
25,890
N/A
N/A
Typical Lab
24,500
14,500
59.18%
Mechanical Penthouse
7,647
N/A
N/A
Total
407,921
219,769
53.88%

Project Cost: ~$165,000,000 (base building)

Project Team

Project Management:
Ron Nayler, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
Bonnie Humphrey, Director Facilities Management Design & Construction
John Brzezinski, Senior Project Manager
Jo Le Mieux-Murphy, Projects Administrator
Kory Burton, Project Manager
Jay Seay, Project Engineer

Architect, Engineers & Consultants:
Davis Brody Bond, LLP (New York, NY), Lead Architect
BR+A (Boston, MA), Engineer
Christopher P. Stefanos Associates (Oak Lawn, IL), Structural Engineer
Terra Engineers (Chicago, IL), Civil Engineer
Joseph Carr & Associates (Chicago, IL), Landscaping Design
AMEC (Chicago, IL), Construction Consultant
Horvath-Reich CDC, Inc., Exterior Wall Consultant
Ralph G. Moore and Associates (Chicago, IL), Supplier Diversity Consultant
E Cube, Inc. (Boulder, CO), Commissioning
Shen Milsom Wilke, Inc. (Chicago, IL), audio-visual consultants

General Contractor:
Turner Construction Company

Contact Information

All questions or complaints should be directed to:

John Brzezinski, Senior Project Manager
Northwestern University
Facilities Management Design & Construction
2020 Ridge Avenue, Suite 250
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-3677
Fax: 847-491-3869
j-brzezinski@northwestern.edu