Tech J Wing Infill

project status

Construction start: Spring 2013
Completion: Spring 2015


The Technological Institute (1942) has more than 800,000 square feet of classrooms, offices, laboratories, and research facilities. Designed by Holabird and Root, the facility is one of the largest academic buildings in the world. It houses the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as the departments of Chemistry and of Physics and Astronomy, which are part of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The Lannon stone and Bedford limestone building is embellished at the entrance by Edgar Miller's sculptural reliefs on scientific and engineering themes.

Flad Architects have prepared contract documents for an addition to the Technological Institute (Tech) that will accommodate expanding program needs for the International Institute for Nanotechnology and new laboratory research areas for the Provost. The approximately 50,000 SF six-story addition will be located on the south side of Tech between the existing H & K wings.

The wing will include a multi-story atrium that will provide natural daylight to areas in the existing building and the new addition. A fourth floor office expansion may be included on top of the existing L and M wing structure, adjacent to the new wing.
Northwestern University is committed to taking appropriate steps to minimize Northwestern's impact on the natural environment. Northwestern will require that the B-C and F-G infill additions to Tech be designed to achieve a minimum LEED Silver rating per the USGBC system.


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

Architect, Engineers & Consultants:
FLAD Architects, Affiliated Engineers

COntact information

Quent Bruhn, Project Manager
Northwestern University
Facilities Management Design & Construction
2020 Ridge Avenue, Suite 250
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-3677
Fax: 847-491-3869