Back in October, work commenced on a design for Northwestern University's new Kellogg School of Management, perched on the shore of their Evanston campus. The keen eye of Skyscraper Page denizen Spyguy has locked in on the first renderings we know of, crafted by Toronto firm Kuwabara, Payne, McKenna, Blumberg (KPMB) Architects. Immediate impressions: looks like Perkins + Will's new Rush University Hospital building, with a lower center of gravity. Its glassy curvaceousness should interact interestingly with the planned Bienen School of Music building, also on the lakefront (a bit south) and with a similar footprint, but composed of stacked rhomboids and sharp edges.
According to Northwestern's facility management web page, the new building will have roughly 350,000 gross square feet encompassing "classrooms, flexible learning environments, faculty and administrative offices, community gathering spaces, and food service." The school and project team are after a minimum LEED Silver certification. Construction should begin in summer 2013 and finish at the onset of the 2016 school year. Big things are brewing in little Evanston!
·The New Kellogg School of Management Building [NU]
·Renderings: Spyguy at Skyscraper Page [SSP]
·Northwestern Renders a Cohesive Southeastern Campus Vision [Curbed Chicago]