Northwestern University
Schapiro Hall

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Project

Schapiro Hall

Client

Northwestern University

Location

Evanston, IL

Completion

2017

Size

150,000 GSF

Category

Residence Halls

Partner Firm

Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects

Schapiro Hall at Northwestern University anchors the northern edge of the Evanston campus by providing housing for 422 students in suites. Large double height lounges on each floor provide dramatic views to Lake Michigan while creating communities that span floors. Ground floor common spaces engage a new interior courtyard and provide flexible function rooms for the entire northwest residential neighborhood.

CONNECTING TO HISTORIC CAMPUS SETTING

Schapiro Hall is a contemporary addition to an historic collection of student housing on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. The design pays careful attention to its existing context: the new building organizes its mass to take advantage of views to the lake and historic lighthouse, while stepping down along the main pedestrian spine. The design also incorporates features from its neighbors including but not limited to masonry materials, roof shapes, brick coursing, texture, and color.

Project Consultants

Structural Engineer | GRAEF-USA Inc.

Mechanical / Electrical Engineer | AEi - Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Civil Engineer | Eriksson Engineering Associates, LTD.

Landscape Architect | Altamanu Inc.

Lighting Consultant | Anne Kustner Lighting Design

Acoustical Engineer | Shiner + Associates, Inc.

Photographer | Mark Ballogg