Ennead Architects to design a new ‘University Commons’ at Northwestern

Credit: Ennead Architects via Northwestern U

Credit: Ennead Architects via Northwestern U

Northwestern University announced a plan to replace an existing campus center with a 209,000 sq. ft building designed by Ennead Architects. The lakeside building will be accessible from multiple sides on two levels and will include an auditorium, a black box theater, and a large multipurpose space. The building, named “University Center,” will also have both indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to performances, recreation, study, and other programs.

“We are excited to announce our plan to create a welcoming, dynamic space where the entire community can come to meet, create, learn and relax in this stunning lakeside setting,” states President Morton Schapiro in the press release. “This will be a spectacular place where students can study and hang out, faculty and staff can work or connect, and alumni and families can visit and engage with the community.”

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