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Holabird & Root Completes Northwestern Academy Renovations

Holabird & Root recently completed the 6,600-SF renovation of the 16th Floor of Northwestern University's Abbott Hall to serve Northwestern Academy.

Northwestern Academy is an enrichment program developed by the University to serve academically talented and motivated students from Chicago Public Schools.  The renovation includes classroom space, student study space, reception, and staff office space. One 48-student classroom and two 24-student classrooms were created.  Each classroom is fitted with cutting edge digital display technology that uses a touchscreen interface to facilitate student interaction.  Study areas include a variety of seating types and access to digital displays, whiteboard, and pin-up space for collaboration and study sessions outside of the classroom.  

Six faculty/staff offices, a conference room, a small number of meeting rooms for faculty to meet with students and parents, and reception space were also included in the project.

Holabird & Root conducted visioning sessions with the University and students from Northwestern Academy to arrive at a shared vision for the project.

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