Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

Project Status

Completion: 2005

Project Description & Statistics

The Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center is a 6- story structure located on the South end of Tech Drive, directly east of Sheridan Road.

Includes space for:

  • IDEA (Institute for Design Engineering & Applications)
  • Master of Management and Manufacturing
  • Engineering Design and Communications Project and Classroom Space
  • Computer Science
  • Infrastructure Technology Institute

Scope: Approx. 84,000 GSF and $30 million.

Construction Began August 2003.

Project Team

Project Management:
Ron Nayler, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
Bonnie Humphrey, Director of Facilities Management Design and Construction
Jay Baehr, Project Manager

Architect, Engineers & Consultants:
Davis Brody Bond, Architect (New York, NY)
BR+A, Engineer (Chicago, IL)
Chris P. Stefanos & Associates, Engineer (Oak Lawn, IL)
ARC Design Associates, Civil Engineer (Rockford, IL)
Tishman Construction, Pre-Construction Project Management Consultant (Chicago, IL)
Carol JH Yetken, ASLA, Consultant (Oak Park, IL)
Sebesta Blomberg, Consultant (Rosemont, IL)
STS Consultants, LTD, Engineering Consultants (Northbrook, IL)

General Contractor:
Turner Construction Company

Awards & Certificates 

LEED silver-level certification PDF

Additional Documents

Construction Schedule PDF
Site Plan PDF

Floor Plans:
Sub-Basement PDF
Basement PDF
Ground Floor PDF
First Floor PDF
Second Floor PDF
Third Floor PDF

Contact Information

Jay Baehr, 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