Ryan Center for the Musical Arts
Construction start: Summer 2012
Completion: January 2015
Project Description & Statistics
Construction of a new building to accommodate the School of Music and the School of Communication (70 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208) began in June, 2012 along the lakefront at the southeastern part of campus. The new building will envelope Regenstein Hall on two sides. Additionally, the area south of Pick-Staiger Concert Hall and between the new building and the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts will be developed into a new Arts Green. Approximately one third of the existing parking deck will be removed to provide a dramatic vista of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago.
The 155,000 square foot building will consist of 5 stories plus a lower level. The top floor will accommodate administrative and faculty offices of the School of Communication. The majority of the building, will serve the Bienen School of Music, and will include classrooms, teaching labs, academic faculty offices, teaching studios for choral, opera, piano and voice faculty, practice rooms, student lounges and administrative offices. There also will be a choral rehearsal room and library, an opera rehearsal room/black box theater and a 400-seat recital hall.
Northwestern University has named the building the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts.
View the building's time lapse video
Bonnie Humphrey, Director Facilities Management Design & Construction
Deborah A. Burkhart, Project Manager
Architect, Engineers & Consultants
Power Construction Company
All questions should be directed to:
Deborah A. Burkhart
Facilities Management Design & Construction
2020 Ridge Avenue, Suite 200
Evanston, IL 60208