University of Chicago Center in Delhi

Overview

The University of Chicago Center in Delhi provides a physical presence to deepen the capacity for scholarship and teaching in connection with India and enhances and strengthens the rich collaborations between the University of Chicago and Indian academics and institutions.  The center serves as a base in India, supporting the work of University of Chicago faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from each of the University’s divisions, schools, and the College. The center also hosts executive education and career development programs, fosters exchange programs and fellowship, serves as a gathering space for alumni throughout India, and acts as a resource for Indian researchers and students.

The University created the appropriate operational infrastructure to house the Center’s programs and activities. Located in the heart of Delhi, the University leases a 12,500 square foot ground floor commercial space.  The new center is similar to the Center in Beijing.  It contains offices for faculty, staff and graduate students, seminar rooms, a lecture hall and study areas, as well as spaces for hosting conferences, seminars, exhibits, receptions, public gatherings, and colloquia.

Project Team

  • Project Manager: Nick Nichols
  • Assistant Project Manager: Maya Gharpure
  • Architects: Robarts Interiors and Architecture; vir.mueller Architects
  • Client Representative: CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd
  • Project Contact: Nick Nichols, ngnichols@uchicago.edu

Millstones

Past Milestones:

  • March 2013: Architect firm was selected.
  • Spring 2013: Design phase began.
  • September 2013: Construction began.           
  • December 2013: Construction completed.    
  • January 2014: Tenants moved-in.
  • March 28-30, 2014: Grand opening celebration.

Photos

Lounge

Lounge.

LED video wall

LED video wall.

event room

Event room

Stone screen

Stone "Jali" screen.

seminar room

Seminar room.

building front

New glass storefront.

Event space

Event space.

lecture hall

Lecture hall.

Birdseye View

Event Space / Lounge

Event Space / Lounge (for a lecture)

Gallery Hall

Lecture Hall

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