Northwestern University Visitors Center

  • Location: Evanston, IL
  • Size: 173,500 square feet
  • Services Provided: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineering

The Visitors Center is housed within a new 7 level, on-grade parking structure at the southeast end of Northwestern University’s Evanston Campus. The 170,000 square feet parking structure accommodates 435 cars and the Visitors Center has an auditorium with 160 seats, meeting rooms, offices for admissions staff, and a two-story reception area. The interior build out of the center was designed to achieve the goal of LEED CI Silver. Sustainable features included a geothermal heat exchange system to heat and cool the garage area and reserved spaces for charging electric cars.

Completed: 2014

Architect: Perkins & Will

LEED Status: Silver Certified