Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Robert and Carl Lindner Conference Center

Lombard, Illinois

  • FIRM

    Wight & Company

  • CLIENT

    Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

  • AREA

    13,400 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $3,260,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    5/1999

Sited at the edge of a picturesque pond and physically engaged with the water, the Robert and Carl Lindner Conference Center is the newest facility constructed on the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary campus.

This facility was designed as a signature building for the seminary with the intent of establishing a strong visual identity along a major arterial road in ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$243.00CITATIONBronze CitationFEATURED IN2000 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYChapels/Worship Centers western suburbs of Chicago. The major exterior building components include curved precast panels, aluminum-clad window wall, metal standing-seam roof and brick masonry to match existing campus facilities.

The center serves both seminary programs and other community events. Consisting of a large assembly room, there also are seminar/breakout spaces, a speaker’s lounge, administrative office, a catering kitchen and reception lobby. The center can host events ranging from lecture series and worship services to day-long conferences and gala celebrations.

Photographer: ©Lambros Photography

“Good multiuse function...nice spirit and expression of purpose.”—2000 jury