List of Northwestern University buildings

This list of Northwestern University buildings encompasses the two campuses of Northwestern University: Evanston, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois. The Evanston site has approximately 150 buildings on its 240-acre (0.97 km2) campus. Many of these buildings are located on the Northwestern University Lakefill. The downtown Chicago campus, of approximately 25 acres (100,000 m2), is home to the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern University School of Law.

Evanston campusEdit


Building Image Opened Location Notes
Charles Deering Library 1933 1937 Sheridan Road Designed by James Gamble Rogers in the Collegiate Gothic style. Renovated in 2013.[1]
Seeley G. Mudd Science and Engineering Library 1977 2233 Tech Drive A major renovation of the building was completed in 1999.
Northwestern University Library 1970 1970 Campus Drive

Performing artsEdit

Building Image Opened Location Notes
Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center 10 Arts Circle Drive Garry Marshall donated $1 million for this building in honor of his mother, Marjorie Ward Marshall.[2][3]
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art 1980 40 Arts Circle Drive Re-opened in 2000 after a renovation designed by Dirk Lohan[4]
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall 1975 50 Arts Circle Drive Designed by Edward D. Dart of Loebl, Schlossman, Dart & Hackl[5]
Regenstein Hall of Music 1977 60 Arts Circle Drive Designed by Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It is home to a 200-seat master-class lecture hall, musical practice facilities, and teaching studios.
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts 2016 70 Arts Circle Designed by Goettsch Partners; home to the Bienen School of Music and the School of Communication[6]
John J. Louis Hall 1991 1877 Campus Drive Department of Radio/Television/Film, WNUR-FM radio station[7]
Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts 1980 1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive [8][9]
Cahn Auditorium 1940 600 Emerson Street A 1000-seat auditorium with an orchestra pit.[10]
Brentano Hall 1818 Hinman Avenue A music academy for surrounding communities
Music Practice Hall 1915 1823 Sherman Avenue Called the Beehive, first use of a soundproof door in a music venue[11]
Lutkin Memorial Hall 1941 700 University Place Designed by James Gamble Rogers in simplified Gothic style. Contains a 400-seat auditorium.[12]

Science & technology buildingsEdit

Building Image Opened Location Notes
Center for Catalysis and Surface Science 1984 2137 Tech Drive Center for Intelligent Processing of Composites (IPC)[13]
Cook Hall - Materials & Life Sciences Building 1992 2220 Campus Drive Named Cook Hall, in 2001, for William A. "Bill" Cook and his wife Gayle. Home to Molecular Biosciences, the Keck Biophysics Facility, and the departments of Materials Science and Engineering, and Neurobiology and Physiology.
Dearborn Observatory 1889 2131 Tech Drive Designed by Cobb and Frost, in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. Moved in 1939 to make room for the Technological Institute.[14]
Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center 2005 2133 Sheridan Road Designed by Davis Brody Bond; 63,000-square-foot, facility with classrooms, shops, design studios, meeting areas, and team-centered work rooms.
Frances Searle Building 1972 2240 Campus Drive School of Communication
The Garage 2015 2311 N Campus Drive A cross-disciplinary site for students to develop start-up companies.[15]
Hogan Biological Sciences Building 2205 Tech Drive Program in Biological Sciences, Center for Circadian Biology & Medicine, Center for Reproductive Science, Institute for Neuroscience, Neurobiology and Physiology, Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Graduate Program (IBiS), Neurobiology and Physiology, Inetegrated Laboratoris for Earth and Planetary Sciences (ILEPS), Plant Biology and Conservation Program (PBC), Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE), Northwestern Center for Water Research.
Pancoe-NSUHS Life Sciences Pavilion 2003 2200 Campus Drive An 88,000 sq ft (8,200 m2) research building that includes research laboratories, faculty offices, vivarium, auditorium and cafe [16]
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Hall 2190 Campus Drive Designed by Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca. An 84,000-square-foot building for the Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly.
Richard and Barbara Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics 2170 Campus Drive Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery, Physical Science-Oncology Center (PSOC)
Technological Institute 1942 2145 Sheridan Road Home to the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. Home to science departments of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences: Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Physics and Astronomy.

$125-million renovation completed in 1999.[17]

Academic buildingsEdit

Building Image Opened Location Notes
James L Allen Center 1979 2169 Campus Drive Kellogg School of Management
Annie May Swift Hall 1895 1920 Campus Drive Designed by Charles R. Ayers in a mixture of Venetian Gothic Revival and Romanesque styles. Home to the Department of Performance Studies and the Department of Radio/Television/Film.
Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Transportation Center
CRESAP Laboratory 1949 2021 Sheridan Road [18]
Crowe Hall 1860 Campus Drive African American Studies Department, Comparative Literary Studies Program, French and Italian Department, Latina and Latino Studies Program, Religious Studies Department, Spanish and Portuguese Department, Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies
Donald P. Jacobs Center
alt The entrance to the Kellogg School of Management's Jacobs Center
2001 Sheridan Road Kellogg School of Management
Fisk Hall 1899 1845 Sheridan Road Designed by Daniel H. Burnham in the Romanesque Revival style. Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; Media Management Program, Kellogg School of Management
Harris Hall 1915[19] 1881 Sheridan Road Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, Department of History
Kresge Hall 1955 1880 Campus Drive Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of Classics, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Locy Hall 1928 1850 Campus Drive Prior to 2010, home of the Department of Earth and Planetary Science (previously Geological Sciences).
2121 Sheridan Road
Lunt Hall 1894 2033 Sheridan Road Mathematical Experience for Northwestern Undergraduates Program (MENU), Department of Mathematics
McCormick Foundation Center 2002 1870 Campus Drive Medill School of Journalism Integrated Marketing Communications Program (IMC)
Scott Hall 1940 601 University Place Designed by James Gamble Rogers.[20]
Shanley Hall 2031 Sheridan Road
Swift Hall 1909 2029 Sheridan Road Designed by George Maher. Home to Program in Brain, Behavior, and Cognition (BBC), Cognitive Science Program, Department of Psychology
University Hall 1869 1897 Sheridan Road The oldest building on campus; currently houses the English Department. Designed by Gurdon P. Randall.[21] Home to the American Studies program, Department of English, Science in Human Culture Program (SHC)

Religious buildingsEdit

Building Image Opened Location Notes
Alice Millar Chapel and Religious Center 1962 1870 Sheridan Road Home to a 100-rank Aeolian-Skinner organ, stained-glass windows, and a 151-foot (46 m) spire. Also called Parkes Hall.
Canterbury House 2010 Orrington Episcopal Campus Ministry
Fiedler Hillel Center 629 Foster Street
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary 1853 2121 Sheridan Road Graduate school of theology of the United Methodist Church, home to Howe Chapel.
Lutheran Center 2204 Orrington Ave
Sheil Catholic Center/Newman Center 2110 Sheridan Road
Levere Memorial Temple 1930[22] 1856 Sheridan Road Headquarters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
University Christian Ministry 1834 Chicago Avenue

Athletic buildingsEdit

Building Image Opened Location Notes
Anderson Hall/Burton Academic Advising Center 2005 2701 Ashland Avenue Designed by Nagle, Hartray, Danker, McKay, Penney. Houses athletic offices and student athlete advising.[23]
Blomquist Recreation Center 1963 617 Foster Street Exercise equipment and multipurpose courts
Byron S. Coon Sports Center 1963[24] 2707 Ashland Avenue
Combe Tennis Center 2001 2311 Campus Drive Part of the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion. Pollock Holzrichter Nicholas Ltd [25]
Henry Crown Sports Pavilion/Norris Aquatic Center 1987 2311 Campus Drive Courts for basketball, volleyball, and racquet sports, and a swimming and diving pool.
Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium 2016 2235 Campus Drive Home to Northwestern lacrosse and soccer[26]
Nicolet Football Center 2707 Ashland Avenue
Patten Gymnasium 1940 2407 Sheridan Road Multipurpose courts and weight room[27]
Ryan Field 1926[28] 1501 Central Street Renovated in 1996
Sailing Center 2014 42.0507667,-87.6730947,18z A 5,000 sq ft (460 m2) facility, open from early May to late October.[29]
Trienens Hall 1996 2707 Ashland Avenue An renovation is planned in 2017/2018 with a name change to Trienens Performance Center.[30]
Welsh-Ryan Arena 1952[31] 2705 Ashland Avenue Homes to home to men's basketball, women's basketball, women's volleyball, and wrestling.

Administrative and other buildingsEdit

Named buildings
Building Image Opened Location Notes
Andersen Hall 2001 2003 Sheridan Road Department of Economics
(Walter) Annenberg Hall 1994 2120 Campus Drive Designed by Booth Hansen Associates in the Gothic style. Home to the School of Education and Social Policy
Central Utility Plant 2026 N Campus Drive
Chambers Hall 600 Foster Avenue
Evans Scholar House 1928 721 University Place
Family Institute 618 Library Place Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies, Family Institute
John Evans Alumni Center 1880 1800 Sheridan Road
Music Administration Building 1874 711 Elgin Road Designed by Gurdon P. Randall.[32]
Norris University Center 1972 1999 Campus Drive Designed by Edward D. Dart
Rebecca Crown Center 1968 633 Clark Street Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.[33] Various administrative offices.
Segal Visitors Center 1841 Sheridan Rd


Other buildingsEdit

Listed alphabetically by address

  • 1808 Chicago Avenue
  • 1810-12 Chicago Avenue, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology
  • 1815 Chicago Avenue
  • 405 Church Street, College Preparation Program
  • 515 Clark Street
  • 555 Clark Street, Cook Family Writing Program, Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences Program, Center for the Writing Arts, various student financial offices
  • 619 Clark Street, various financial offices
  • 625 Colfax Street
  • 629 Colfax Street, Office of Global Safety and Security
  • 617 Dartmouth Place, Center for Talent Development
  • 627 Dartmouth Place, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
  • 630 Dartmouth Place, International Office
  • 1201 Davis St, various alumni and development offices, University Police
  • 619 Emerson Street, Holocaust Educational Foundation, Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising
  • 633 Emerson Street, Student Health Services
  • 618 Garrett Place, Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
  • 625 Haven Street
  • 617 Haven Street, Naval ROTC
  • 600 Haven Street, New Student and Family Programs (NSFP)
  • 1801 Hinman Avenue, Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Veterans Office
  • 1810 Hinman Avenue, Department of Anthropology
  • 1812 Hinman Avenue
  • 1813 Hinman Avenue, Center for Civic Engagement, Center for Leadership, Chicago Field Studies Program (CFS)
  • 1819 Hinman Avenue, Program of Asian American Studies
  • 1835 Hinman Avenue, Dining hall
  • 617 Library Place, Writing Place
  • 618 Library Place, Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies, The Family Institute
  • 620 Library Place, Program of African Studies, Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)
  • 626 Library Place
  • 620 Lincoln Street, Legal Studies Program[34]
  • 630 Lincoln Street, Northwestern Career Advancement and SafeRide
  • 640 Lincoln Street, Art Theory and Practice Department
  • 1801 Maple Avenue, Media Management Center (MMC), NU in Qatar Support Office, Traffic Safety School
  • 616 Noyes Street, Integrated Science Program (ISP)
  • 617 Noyes Street, National High School Institute
  • 625 Noyes
  • 629 Noyes Street, Northwestern University Press
  • 1840 Oak Ave, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • 1603 Orrington Ave, Office of Compliance, Audit and Advisory Service
  • 2601 Orrington Ave, Wieboldt House
  • 2020 Ridge Avenue, various administrative offices
  • 1902 Sheridan Rd, Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS), Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Center for International and Comparative Studies, Center for Technology Innovation Management
  • 1908 Sheridan Rd, Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising
  • 1914 Sheridan Rd, African American Student Affairs
  • 1918 Sheridan Rd, Dean's Office for the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • 1922 Sheridan Rd, Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising
  • 1936 Sheridan Rd, Multicultural Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, University Academic Advisory Center, Asian/Asian American Student Affairs
  • 1940 Sheridan Rd, Office of Fellowships & the University Academic Advising Center (UAAC)
  • 2000 Sheridan Rd
  • 2006 Sheridan Rd, Statistics Department
  • 2010 Sheridan Rd, Programs for Asian Studies, International Studies, International and Area Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Harvey Kapnick Center for Business Institutions
  • 2016 Sheridan Rd, Department of Linguistics
  • 2040 Sheridan Rd, Institute for Policy Research
  • 2046 Sheridan Rd
  • 2122 Sheridan Rd, various residential services
  • 1800 Sherman Avenue, purchased 2004.[35] Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO), Art History Department, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of German, Global Health Studies Program, Middle East and North African Studies (MENA), Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • 720 University Place, Human Resources, Payroll

Chicago campusEdit

The downtown Chicago campus of approximately 25 acres (100,000 m2), is home to the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern University School of Law.

Northwestern University School of LawEdit

Building Image Opened Location Notes
Abbott Hall 1940 710 N. Lake Shore Drive Various administrative services. It served as a Naval Reserve Midshipman's School during the World War II era and opened as a student dormitory in 1945.[36]
Levy Mayer Hall 1927 357 East Chicago Avenue Bluhm Legal Clinic, Master of Science in Law Program (MSL), Pritzker Legal Research Center, Registrar
Robert McCormick Hall 350 East Superior Street Office of Student Services
Arthur Rubloff Building 375 E. Chicago Avenue Bluhm Legal Clinic, Office of Admissions, Pritzker Legal Research Center, Thorne Auditorium

Kellogg School of ManagementEdit

Building Image Opened Location Notes
Wieboldt Hall 340 East Superior Street Designed by James Gamble Rogers in the Gothic Revival-style. Given Landmark Status by the Chicago City Council in 2014.[37] Home to Kellogg School of Management and the School of Continuing Studies.

Patient care and researchEdit

Feinberg School of MedicineEdit

Building Image Opened Location Notes
McGaw Pavilion 240 E. Huron
Morton Medical Research Building 310 E. Superior Street Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Department of Physiology
(Robert H.) Lurie Medical Research Center 2005 303 E. Superior 12-story building with research labs and an auditorium[38]
Rubloff Building 750 N. Lake Shore
Searle Medical Research Building 320 E. Superior
Tarry Building 1990 300 E. Superior 17-story building with research and education space for basic science, clinical research, teaching, and support services.[39]
Ward Memorial Building 1926 303 E. Chicago Designed by James Gamble Rogers in the Gothic Revival-style. Given Landmark Status by the Chicago City Council in 2014.[40]

Northwestern Memorial HospitalEdit

Building Image Opened Location Notes
Adult Emergency 250 E. Erie
Arkes Pavilion 676 N. St. Clair
Feinberg Pavilion 251 E. Erie
Galter Pavilion 201 E. Huron
(Walter E.) Olson Pavilion 710 N. Fairbanks
Prentice Women's Hospital 250 E. Superior Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Maternity Center
Stone Institute 446 E. Ontario
Stone Institute Inpatient Psychiatry 201 E. Huron
Worcester House 244 E. Pearson

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)Edit

Building Image Opened Location Notes
Flagship Main Entrance 345 E. Superior Street
Onterie Center 446 E. Ontario

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of ChicagoEdit

Building Image Opened Location Notes
(Ann & Robert H.) Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago 225 E. Chicago Department of Pediatrics
Ronald McDonald House 211 E. Grand

See alsoEdit

History of Northwestern University


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