BuildingSuccess Chicago: Fostering Discovery Through Design

  • School of the Art Institute (SAIC), Ballroom 116 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60603 United States

Featuring Guest Panelists: 
Mickey Collins, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President - Senior Project Manager, HOK
John Ekholm, Senior Project Manager, University of Chicago 
Helen Torres, S.E., LEED AP BD+C, Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti  

Join the William Eckhardt Research Center project team to hear first-hand about the innovative techniques employed and key lessons learned during the course of designing, constructing, and managing this groundbreaking new research facility. 

The William Eckhardt Research Center, designed by HOK, brings together the University of Chicago’s first molecular engineering program, and its Nobel Prize-winning physical sciences research groups into one space. The 277,000 sq. ft., $225-million research facility opened last September, features state-of-the-art laboratories, offices, conference rooms, and a 150-seat conference facility and café.  

The center, which is seeking LEED Gold certification, was exceedingly complex, presenting its fair share of design opportunities and challenges. In addition to its numerous laboratories, offices, conference rooms, and below grade cleanroom, the center was designed to feature plenty of open spaces to foster collaboration. Additionally, the facilityrequired unique structural engineering expertise, designed by Thornton Tomasetti, due to the site conditions for the foundations and deep double basement.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how the William Eckhardt Research Center moved from design to construction, to operations and is now serving as the home for cutting-edge research at the University of Chicago.

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Event is free to attend. Hor’dourves and beverages will be provided.

Questions? Contact Brittini Smith.REGISTER HERE

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