Searle Student Health

Project Status

Construction Start: Spring 2008
Completion: Fall 2010

Project Description & Statistics

Northwestern University is planning an addition and renovation of Searle Hall, 633 Emerson Street, on the Evanston Campus. The structure, originally constructed in 1962 as Student Health Facility and Infirmary, currently houses NU Student Health Services (NUHS) as well as portions of The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). The addition will be 4 levels, including a garden level, with a total of approx. 29,290 GSF.

The addition will include space to three clinical 'pods' which each have procedure rooms, exam rooms and support area for 4 to 5 practitioners on the first and second levels. The third level will include two Student Service Meeting Rooms (60 person and a 30 person) in addition to CAPS Life Skills Center and office space for the Heath Education Group. The Garden Level will include space for Staff Support in addition to mechanical and electrical equipment of the building. The renovated existing structure will house the NUHS Records and Insurance in the Garden Level, with Pharmacy and Admissions, Administration and Radiology & Clinical Labs on the first level. CAPS will expand to occupy the entire second level of the renovated structure.

Project Team

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

Architect, Engineers & Consultants:
OWP&P Architects & Engineers

Awards & Certifications

Searle has received gold-level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System®. The final review for Searle's certification can be viewed here.

Additional Documents

East/West Elevations PDF
North/South Elevations PDF
Context Photos PDF
Garden Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Third Floor Plan
Addition Perspective

Contact Information

All questions or complaints should be directed to:

Jay Baehr, 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-baehr@northwestern.edu