NU Feinberg School of Medicine McGaw Pavilion 1st - 3rd Floor Renovation

  • Client: Northwestern University
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Size: 80,000 square feet
  • Services Provided: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineering, Low Voltage Technology

The renovation of the McGaw Pavilion in 2003 includes 3 floors of medical school facilities retrofitted to accommodate the needs of students, faculty, and researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine. The first floor is a 15,000 square foott Clinical Education Center designed for participants to practice clinical skills in a simulated setting with actors. The Clinical Education Center has 12 patient exam rooms equipped with A/V technology, an A/V feedback area with 14 computer stations, and a case study room. The second floor is a 38,000 square foot research facility for the Department of Medicine. It is occupied by several divisions whose work relates to various aspects of immunology. The majority of the space is dedicated to a wet laboratory and research space. In addition, there is 6,000 square feet of office space, an equipment room, and a “quiet” writing room. The third floor houses an auditorium as well as a number of lecture, seminar, and case study rooms.

The renovation process included replacing all three original air-handler systems and adding a fourth. Also installed were new dedicated systems for lab vacuum air, lab and controlled compressed air and building automation, as well as backup chilled water system for critical emergency cooling and new power/switch telephone/data service.

Completed: 2003

Architect: Perkins & Will