The adaptive reuse of the Math-Stat Building at 5727 South University Avenue creates space to support the masters level Financial Mathematics Program and Stevanovich Center for Financial Mathematics. The project involves reconfiguration and renovation of approximately 10,400 gross square feet of space in a three-story red brick 1900’s vintage former residence and a 3,800 gross square foot classroom addition. The project brings the internal building infrastructure up to all appropriate life/safety and accessibility codes. The renovated building houses a range of office, seminar, and classroom spaces to support instructional, conference, and research activities across the Departments of Mathematics, Statistics and Economics.
On the evening of October 26, a fire broke out in the building resulting in significant damage to the roof and interiors. A building addition and adjoining fire stairwell that were under construction were undamaged. No one was in the building at the time of the fire, and the Chicago Fire Department was able to contain the blaze without damage to adjacent buildings.
Photos courtesy of Michael Rosen Architects
Project Manager: James Garcia
Architect: Michael Rosen Architects
General Contractor: Leopardo Construction
Project contact: Jim Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 2011: Construction completed