Estimated Completion Date: Winter 2015
The William Eckhardt Research Center will be a 277,000 gross square foot building with a basement, sub-basement and five floors above grade. Built along Ellis Avenue between 56th and 57th Street, the project required the demolition of the Research Institute Building and connected Low Temperature and Astronomy & Astrophysics Buildings. Program assigned to the Astronomy and Astrophysics Department, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Studies and the Enrico Fermi Institute includes offices, conference rooms and laboratories. Additional offices, conference rooms, clean room and specialized laboratory and imaging facilities are designed for Molecular Engineering. The project has a sustainable design target of LEED silver.
Exterior work includes landscaping, paving, lighting and security and will create a new “North Science Quadrangle” in the interstitial space to the west of the building. Steam and chilled water would be provided through new direct buried lines from the existing vault west of the new West Campus Combined Utility Plant.
Project webcam: http://shaker.uchicago.edu/shaker
Project Director: John Ekholm
Senior PM: David Rift
PM Assist: Joyce Griffin, Jennifer Fifield
Architect/Engineer: HOK with James Carpenter Design Associates
Construction Manager: W.E. O’Neil
Project contact: John Ekholm, email@example.com