Rogers House

Project Status

Construction Start: February 2010
Completion: August 2010

Project Description & Statistics

Rogers House was named for Emma Winner Rogers, the wife of Henry Wade Rogers, Northwestern's president from 1890 to 1900. The building was designed by well-known architect James Gamble Rogers to provide housing for non-sorority women within the women's quadrangle. It opened in the fall of 1928.

The building has never undergone a comprehensive building-wide renovation. Prior to the current project, improvements have been made on an as-needed basis and included bathroom remodeling, fire alarm work, exterior masonry restoration, and limited interior restoration.

The current project includes new mechanical and life safety systems, a new heating and ventilation system, and new electrical, plumbing, and fire alarm systems.

Rogers House will be the first green residence hall on campus, with a goal of receiving silver-level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System®.

The building will be ADA accessible, with a new ramp from the courtyard at the north entry to the building.

Project Team

Project Management:
Ron Nayler, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
Bonnie Humphrey, Director of Facilities Management Design and Construction
Elena Romero Jensen, Project Manager

Architect, Engineers & Consultants:
Weese Langley Weese Architects, Ltd.

General Contractor:
W.B. Olson, Inc.


All questions or complaints should be directed to:

Elena Romero Jensen, Project Manager
Northwestern University
Facilities Management Design & Construction
2020 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-467-1056
Fax: 847-491-3869