Institute on the Formation of Knowledge


The Institute on the Formation of Knowledge unites scholars from several different fields to study the history of knowledge from antiquity to the present day and explore how differing forms of knowledge shapes our modern world. The 7,450 gross square feet existing building was re-envisioned for the Institute to function as a research laboratory and incubator for University of Chicago faculty and visiting scholars, as well as, PhD students and post-doctoral scholars associated with the program. The renovated building houses a new program, focusing on collaborative interaction, including offices for scholars and administrative support, interactive spaces for lectures, workshops, seminars and informal meetings, and program support spaces. The project also included mechanical and infrastructure upgrades to the existing building.

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Project Team

  • Project Manager: C. Lee
  • Architect: BNIM
  • General Contractor: Reed Construction
  • Project Contact: C. Lee,


Upcoming Milestones:

  • April 2016:  Site plan approval.
  • August 2016: Target to begin construction.
  • September 2017: Occupancy.


University Avenue elevation - day

University Avenue entrance

East elevation - Alley

East elevation

Street Facade

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