DePaul University New Theater School

  • Client: DePaul University
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Size: 168,000 square feet
  • Services Provided: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineering, Low Voltage Technology

WMA provided design and coordination of MEP/FP and IT services for this new 168,000 square foot Theater School at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus. The 5-story building, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects houses a 300-seat auditorium, lounges, scenery shops, faculty offices, design/model studios, seminar rooms, video/sound studios, classroom and workshop rooms, flexible theater, costume shops, and a lecture hall. The project was awarded LEED Gold certification by reducing energy consumption through the use of fritted glass throughout, green roof areas, and daylighting for offices, design studios and classrooms. The total project cost was $70 million.

Completed: 2013

Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

LEED Status: Gold Certified

2014 Merit Award for the CBC/COAA Owners’ Choice Award