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Catching Up With Pelli-designed DePaul Theater Building

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If its new theater building is any indication, DePaul University could be taking a page out of the University of Chicago's playbook. The latter institute of higher learning is well-known for its forward-thinking approach to campus architecture, including the newly-minted Mansueto Library. DePaul, on the other hand, could scarcely be accused of being daring. Take the recently-completed McGowan Science Building and Academic Building, for example. Ho-hum, to say the least. So it came as a nice surprise when DePaul hired “starchitect” Cesar Pelli’s firm to design a new theater building. The result: a bright, five-story structure whose 100-seat black box theater will preside dramatically over the intersection of Fullerton and Racine. Curbed recently stopped by to grab some pics. Let's hope this is the start of a trend for DePaul and not just a one-time thing.
·DePaul breaking ground today on new theater building designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli [Chicago Tribune Cityscapes]
·Academic Building moves towards completion [DePaul Emeritus Society Chicago, IL]