Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

Project Status: COMPLETED

Project Description & Statistics

The building site is bound by Fairbanks Court, Superior Street, Huron Street, and Prentice Women's Hospital.

12-story building, approximately 250 feet tall and 40 feet below grade
9 laboratory floors with offices
2 mechanical floors at 2nd floor and penthouse
1 ground floor campus center and service area
2 floors below grade for Vivarium and mechanical rooms

Ground Floor

Dining for 120 people
Auditorium for 255 people
Auditorium for 111 people
Seminar Room for 75 people
Seminar Room for 45 people

Typical Floor

12 lab planning modules to accommodate 12 PI's and 5 researchers per PI
75 people per floor with administration

Building Population

Approximately 700 persons total (PI's, researchers, staff)

Gross sq. ft. Net sq. ft. Net-to-Gross Ratio
Sub Basement 52,890 30,730 58.40%
Basement 30,814 30,814 58.15%
Ground Floor 25,374 25,374 56.33%
Mezzanine 2,957 2,351 79.51%
2nd Floor (Mechanical) 25,890 N/A N/A
Typical Lab 24,500 14,500 59.18%
Mechanical Penthouse 7,647 N/A N/A
Total 407,921 219,769 53.88%

Project Cost: ~$165,000,000 (base building)

Project Team

Project Management

Ron Nayler, Vice President for Facilities
Bonnie Humphrey, Director Facilities Design & Construction
John Brzezinski, Senior Project Manager
Jo Le Mieux-Murphy, Projects Administrator
Kory Burton, Project Manager
Jay Seay, Project Engineer

Architect, Engineers & Consultants

Davis Brody Bond, LLP (New York, NY), Lead Architect
BR+A (Boston, MA), Engineer
Christopher P. Stefanos Associates (Oak Lawn, IL), Structural Engineer
Terra Engineers (Chicago, IL), Civil Engineer
Joseph Carr & Associates (Chicago, IL), Landscaping Design
AMEC (Chicago, IL), Construction Consultant
Horvath-Reich CDC, Inc., Exterior Wall Consultant
Ralph G. Moore and Associates (Chicago, IL), Supplier Diversity Consultant
E Cube, Inc. (Boulder, CO), Commissioning
Shen Milsom Wilke, Inc. (Chicago, IL), audio-visual consultants

General Contractor

Turner Construction Company

Contact Information

All questions or complaints should be directed to:

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