The Keller Center, future home of the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, will be an adaptive reuse of a 125,000 gross square foot building designed by Edward Durell Stone, originally built in 1962. The building has served many functions over its history, most recently as a residence hall. While retaining and preserving the key features of its original construction, the redesign will incorporate new ideas and technology in sustainable development.
The project scope includes complete renovation of the existing building and a potential rooftop addition. The renovated building will serve the needs of the faculty, students and visiting scholars through more appropriate space for teaching, research and events, and room for substantial growth in faculty and student enrollment.