Kresge Hall Renovation

Project Status: COMPLETED

Construction start: October 2014
Completion: January 2017



Built in 1951, Kresge Centennial Hall, located at 1880 Campus Drive in Evanston, is 90,000 gross square feet and houses a significant portion of the arts and humanities classes, programs, and departments within the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. While receiving some selective renovations over the years, the building has gone relatively untouched and is need of a significant renovation to fulfill ongoing and expanding programmatic needs, introduction of modern technology and teaching methods, and replacement of aging building systems.

This renovation provided new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and communication systems, and will achieve at least a LEED Silver rating. The building is designed to provide contemporary facilities for growing programs. The renovation included demolition and reconstruction of the east wing that connects Kresge Centennial Hall with the Crowe Hall, which was built in two phases between 2002 and 2008.

Project Team

Project Management

Bonnie Humphrey, Director Facilities Management Design & Construction
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Elena Romero-Jensen, Project Manager

Architect, Engineers & Consultants

Architect: Lothan Van Hook Destefano Architecture, LLC, Chicago, IL
Engineers: Affiliated Engineers, Chicago, IL
Contractor: Bulley and Andrews

Contact Information

All inquiries should be directed to:

Elena Romero-Jensen, Project Manager
Northwestern University
Facilities Management Design and Construction
2020 Ridge Ave., Suite 250
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-3677
e-romero3@northwestern.edu