2020 Ridge Renovation and Building Systems Upgrade

Project Status: COMPLETED

Construction start: May 1, 2017

Completion: Fall 2017

Project Description & Statistics

2020 Ridge Avenue is home to several departments including Purchasing, Risk Management, Northwestern IT, NU Mail Services and Facilities. This project includes a partial renovation of the third and first floors for Northwestern IT, and building systems upgrades. It includes a new fire alarm system, new incoming water service, improvement and expansion of the fire suppression system, and conversion of the existing steam heat system to hot water.

Construction will occur with full building occupancy on the first and second floors. The renovation of the third and first floors will be phased to allow for temporary relocation of staff in swing space. These enhancements will support the departments' ability to serve the greater Northwestern community at large. 

Project Team

Project Management

Bonnie Humphrey, Director of Design
Deborah A. Burkhart, Project Manager

Architect, Engineers and Consultants

Architect: Harley Ellis Devereaux, Chicago, IL
Engineers: WMA (MEPFP), C.E. Anderson and Associates (Structural), Chicago, IL
Cost Consultant: CCS, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

General Contractor

Bulley & Andrews, LLC


Contact Information

All questions should be directed to:

Deborah A. Burkhart
Northwestern University
Facilities Design & Construction
2020 Ridge Avenue, Suite 200
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-467-5093