Posts Tagged Lake Shore Campus


Mundelein Center: Newhart Family Theatre Chicago, IL

The theatre project was a part of 200,000 s.f., 14-story renovation of Mundelein Center (also called the skyscraper) — an existing historic building at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.  The 6-phase project included new classrooms, offices, restrooms, corridors, elevators, new multipurpose room and a 230-seat performing arts theater that was built in Phase 5.

The new thrust stage theatre space is located in an substantially redeveloped north portion of the building, backed up by a fully equipped scene building shop, costume shop, performance classroom and a full-featured backstage. Designed in collaboration with theater design and lighting consultants, it defines a new high-profile learning experience for Loyola performing arts students. The theatre is meant to create a more intimate space for performances and can be configured for approximately 230 seats.

In order to develop the space to its fullest potential, significant structural alterations were required. Above the publicly accessible space, we proposed a separate technical level that provides access to sound control booth and to the tension grid, from which students can install and adjust the overhead light equipment.

After this phase of project was accomplished, construction of the multipurpose room was started on top of the existing roof above the main theatre space.

Mundelein Center: New Multipurpose Room Chicago, IL

Photos #1,2 & 3: Bridal Tea photoshoot by Roots of Life Photography

The rooftop multipurpose room project is a part of 200,000 s.f., 14-story renovation of Mundelein Center (also called the skyscraper) — an existing historic building at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.  The 6-phase project includes new classrooms, offices, restrooms, corridors, elevators, new multipurpose room and a 230-seat performing arts theater to be built in Phase 5.

The new structure will be located on top of the former gymnasium, above the new performing arts theatre, and together with the perimeter terrace it will provide an overview of the whole campus area. The entire gable roof and exterior wall perimeter are constructed of glass and steel and will enclose the air-conditioned interior. New lobby, catering area and restrooms will complete this phase of renovation.

Cudahy Science Hall Chicago, IL

The project was a complete renovation of the top floor of the landmark Cudahy Science Hall building, prepared for the Loyola Biology Department offices shortly before their transition from the subsequently demolished Damen Hall. The tight space is for the most part located under a steep roof supported by steel trusses, which in turn imposed certain limitations on the space plan.

Thanks to our extensive use of 3D modeling technology, we were able to take advantage of every available square foot under the roof when we proposed the offices, conference, storage rooms and social coffee/copy room, along with new restrooms and entry hall. BHMS integrated existing dormers and skylights into the design of new offices to provide daylighting wherever possible.

Coffey Hall Redevelopment Chicago, IL

1,500 s.f. Lobby and Elevator addition and total renovation of an existing 50,000 s.f. lakefront building on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.  The new lobby re-orients the building’s entrance towards the main part of the campus to the north.  The building contains laboratories and offices for the Psychology Department.

Loyola Information Commons: 4th Floor Chicago, IL

Special Request by the University President for BHMS to complete the top floor of a newly completed building on the lakefront.  The project is a 4,000 s.f. glass enclosed penthouse to be used as a lounge/meeting and seminar space.

Mundelein Center Redevelopment Chicago, IL

200,000 s.f. 14–story renovation of existing historic building at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.  The 6-phase project includes new classrooms, offices, restrooms, corridors, elevators and a 300-seat performing arts theater to be built in Phase 5.

University Data Center Chicago, IL

4,500 s.f. central data and telecom center for Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Features include a raised access floor with under floor cooling system.