The University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons has received a 2017 National Award of Merit in the Educational Facilities category from the Design-Build Institute of America. Additionally, the project has been named one of three finalists for the Design Excellence – Architecture Award. The National Design-Build Awards showcase design-build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owners and project teams in ten categories. The Project of the Year and Excellence Awards will be announced on November 9, 2017 at the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Philadelphia.
The University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons creates a welcoming gateway, blurring the line between campus and community. Four buildings ranging from one to 15 stories are interconnected by various plazas, gardens, walkways, and courtyards. The 400,000 square foot, 800-bed residence hall provides common areas, apartment-like living spaces, and a top floor Reading Room. A dining commons, offices, classrooms, music practice rooms, outdoor green spaces, and 10,000 square feet of retail space are also included.
The feature for the submission can be viewed here.
“Whether it’s a beautiful public facility, small commercial building, bridge or transportation project, America’s design-builders are showing in a big way how the power of integrated delivery and collaboration is delivering real value to their communities. This year’s DBIA National Design-Build Project/Team Award winners are truly the best of the best. Design-build projects like this year’s winners will not only improve the lives of millions of Americans, they also provide innovation, time and cost savings at the same time.” said Lisa Washington, CAE, DBIA Executive Director/CEO.
Click here to learn more about the 2017 National Award of Merit honorees.