Patrick G & Shirley W Ryan Hall - Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self Assembly

Project Status

Completed: Summer 2002

Project Description & Statistics

The Nanofabrication Project will address needs resulting from growth of faculty research groups currently located in the Technological Institute and expected increases of new faculty in the Chemistry Department. As such, it will provide new research laboratories and associated office space for existing and emerging research initiatives. The building is planned to meet four key objectives:

  • Provide new space to accommodate program growth and emerging programs
  • Physically organize the programs to provide for the highly specialized requirements of each group, while developing a collegial atmosphere
  • Improve the interaction and integration of diverse disciplines of research into multi-disciplined research initiatives
  • Provide "state of the art" chemical research, analytical, and laser laboratories.

The new facility will house programs in chemistry which are closely related to chemistry programs located in the Technological Institute and to biology programs located in the Materials and Life Sciences Building.

This project includes the construction of a new 43,800 nsf Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self Assembly research laboratory building for the Chemistry Department.

Project Cost: $32,250,000

Project Team

Project Management:
Ron Nayler, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
Bonnie Humphrey, Director of Facilities Management Design and Construction
Quentin Bruhn, Senior Project Manager
Kory Burton, Project Manager

Architect, Engineers & Consultants:
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership (Los Angeles, CA) Lead Architect
Chris P. Stefanos Associates, Inc. (Oak Lawn, IL) Structural Engineer
Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, Inc. (Chicago, IL) MEP Engineer
Terra Engineering, Ltd. (Chicago, IL) Civil Engineer

General Contractor:
Turner Construction Company (Chicago, IL)


All questions or complaints should be directed to:

Quentin Bruhn, 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