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.
A study model of the residence hall's exterior is used to test possible entry sequences
The client meets with the WRA team to look at a scaled study model and review plan concepts
Early in design, the WRA team brings a site model to help contextualize the project with its surroundings
A site model is constructed to understand the urban context of the residence hall
A member of the client's team looks at a façade option that has been brought to a design meeting
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.
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