Facilities Updates

Facilities Updates

Thorne Auditorium Renovation Project

Concrete pour logistics plan - Thorne auditorium project - February 2017

February 1, 2017 - As part of the Thorne Auditorium Renovation Project, on Friday, February 3, 2017 there will be a concrete pour in the auditorium. The sidewalk just east of the 375 East Chicago Avenue entrance to the Rubloff building will be closed from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, but the entrance itself will remain open.

Chicago Campus Construction Project

Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Building

August 18, 2015 - Construction on Northwestern University’s Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center is scheduled to begin in late August 2015. The construction site is located at 303 East Superior Street, and will be contained within the lot between the existing Lurie Medical Research Center and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. 

Atrium Expansion Now Open

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Atrium Expansion, a three-story addition to the Law School’s Rubloff Atrium. The new space includes additional study areas; Savner Hall, a 25-seat classroom that incorporates state-of-the-art technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience; and an expanded café with more than 50 indoor and outdoor seating options.

Seating area at Harry's Cafe

View photos of the new space

The Law School and University Facilities Management teams partnered with architects from Holabird & Root, the firm that designed the Arthur Rubloff building, to create the addition. Construction began in February 2014.

View the videos below to learn more about the construction process and the vision for the completed space. The Atrium Expansion was also a featured project on our glass vendor's website.

Lichtenstein Artwork
Conservation of Gift from the Estate Trust of Dawn Clark Netsch (7/29/2015)

Law School Entrance on Superior Avenue
Atrium Expansion Completion & Dean's Roundtable with Student Leaders

Food at Harry's Cafe
The New Café at Northwestern Law

Terrace Canopy
Terrace Canopy Installation

Masonry Work
Installation of Preserved Masonry

Harry's Blend Coffee
New "Harry's Blend" Coffee

Library Construction Work
Library Construction Work

concrete pouring
Concrete Pouring Timelapse

atrium architectural plan
Architecture Firm Comments on Project

Construction Summer Update
Atrium Extension Summer Update

Construction Overview
Facilities Director Discusses Plans

animation walkthrough
Animation Walkthrough