Keller Center


The new facility, much larger than the current Harris School, provides an appropriate space for teaching, research, and events for faculty, students, and visiting scholars. Over the past decade, the Harris School has expanded its enrollment while recruiting outstanding students to its increasingly diverse and international student body. Its enhanced curriculum, applied learning and research programs in urban policy, energy policy, and data science have enabled students to keep pace with the fast-shifting policy landscape. Along with the planned growth of the Harris School, the Keller Center accommodates related institutes.

For more information about this project, visit The University of Chicago Harris Public Policy.

Project Team

Architect: Farr Associates

M.E.P.FP. Engineer: dbHMS

Structural Engineer: Stearn-Joglekar, Ltd.

Landscape: Site Design Group, Ltd.

Construction Manager:  Mortenson Construction

Project Manager: Angela Knoble, 773.834.1728

Project Updates

July 2016 – Completion of construction documents

August 2016 – Start abatement and interior non-structural demolition

November 2016 – Completion of abatement and interior non-structural demolition

April 2017 – Construction mobilization

April 2017 – Construction start

November 2018 – Construction completion 

December 2018 – Occupancy


Keller Center rending of the west interior sky court.

Rendering of the south facade.

Rendering of the light-filled forum.

East interior sky court rendering.

Rendering of the north entrance at dusk.

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