Scott Hall/Cahn Auditorium Restoration

Project Status: COMPLETED

Phase I: Completed 2013
Phase II: Completed 2014

Project Description & Statistics

The exterior restoration of Scott Hall and Cahn Auditorium over two summers included the cleaning of all facades, selective limestone repointing and replacement, and new steel lintels windows throughout. Seekircher removed all the sash and restored each in their shop. Steel window restoration included paint stripping and repainting; adjustment of sash and frames to provide a tight fit, and splicing in new steel sections as required; and reglazing each sash.   New interior secondary glazing and screens were added.  Completed in 1940, the Scott Hall and Cahn Auditorium complex, an Evanston landmark, was designed by architect James Gamble Rogers.  The auditorium is one of the largest performance spaces on campus and is home to the annual Waa-Mu Show,  begun in 1929.  Today, Scott Hall is utilized by the Dean of Students Office/Student Affairs support services,  the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, the Political Science Department, and Norris Productions Special Events held in the Guild Lounge. Norris Productions oversees the Cahn Auditorium performances and events.

Project Team

Project Management

David Grosskopf, Project Manager

Architect, Engineers & Consultants

Architect: McGuire Igleski & Associates, Inc.
Structural Engineer: The Structural Group, Ltd.

General Contractor

Bulley & Andrews, LLC

Contact Information

All inquiries should be directed to:

David Grosskopf, Project Manager
Northwestern University
Facilities Management Design and Construction
2020 Ridge Ave., Suite 270
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-467-0278