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The New Kellogg School of Management Building at Northwestern University

Project Name

The New Kellogg School of Management Building at Northwestern University

City, State

Evanston, Illinois

General Contractor

Power Construction

Exterior Wall Consultant

Thornton Tomasetti

Architect

KPMB Architects

Project Size

415,000 square feet


Ventana supplied and installed 160,000 square feet of curtainwall for this 415,000-square-foot building. The system utilizes triple-insulated glass for superior thermal performance, as well as glass fins to limit solar heat gain. The framing system is a custom, belt and suspenders double stack joint, which offers enhanced acoustical properties to keep exterior sound from the interior of the space, as well as offering better air and water resistance. This design also features 8-foot by 12-foot oversized insulated pieces of glass for maximum transparency.

The New Kellogg School of Management building is located on the Evanston lakefront campus. The new facility provides a home for the full time Kellogg MBA program and the Department of Economics (within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences). The building includes classrooms, flexible learning environments, faculty and administrative offices, community gathering spaces, and food service. The site, northeast of the Kellogg Allen Center, home to the Executive Education programs, provides the building with spectacular views of the campus, lake, and pond.

Northwestern University is committed to minimizing the university’s impact on the natural environment, and the project team designed the building to achieve a minimum LEED silver rating from the USGBC rating system.