Roosevelt University looked to the architect to design an 18,000-square-foot interior building for the new three-year accelerated College of Pharmacy program on its Schaumburg, Ill., campus.
The design focused on two core education areas: the classroom and clinical skills lab. The classrooms allow for both didactic and informal COST PER SQ FT$81.00FEATURED IN2012 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior RenovationSUB CATEGORYRenovation learning with movable tables, dual projection screens and interactive whiteboard technology. The clinical skills lab features modular furniture to enable the space to adapt to changing needs and technologies. To facilitate interaction among students and faculty, offices are situated throughout the space.
The main corridor connecting the classrooms, clinical skills lab and offices provided unique design opportunities. The corridor jogs to accommodate the program while visually adding moments of integration of the Roosevelt brand.
Although the project did not pursue LEED certification, sustainability was a key factor. Existing ceiling tiles, lights, carpet and doors were reused when possible. All other finishes selected contained a high recycled content, low-VOC paints and energy-efficient lighting.