National-Louis University, Lisle Campus

Lisle, Illinois

  • FIRM

    newmanArchitecture

  • CLIENT

    National-Louis University

  • AREA

    100,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $7,250,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    1/2005

National-Louis University, a 119-year-old institution, has been a pioneer in developing multiple campus locations since the 1970s. In response to changing technologies and teaching strategies, National-Louis University continues to improve campus facilities to better meet the expectations and needs of students, faculty and staff.

The new Lisle Campus, situated in ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$72.50FEATURED IN2005 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation west suburbs of Chicago, is the latest example of how the university is evolving. The university chose to renovate about 100,000 square feet of an existing, vacant office complex near the intersection of two major U.S. highways. Converting this office complex into a vibrant university setting became the primary design objective.

The renovated interior now includes more than 40 classrooms, eight computer labs, six group-study rooms, five student lounges and office space for more than 100 faculty/staff. Adjacent to the main entrance, the university’s welcome center includes a cafe/lounge, library with an open computer lab and a public forum that seats up to 300. By encouraging public use of these main areas, the university has created a true community center that is being used by students and local residents.

National-Louis University was committed to the use of color, shapes and textures throughout the facility, and this has separated the new campus from the competition.