Archinect - News 2014-11-25T20:41:47-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/77851435/building-on-community-architect-jeanne-gang-reveals-master-plan-for-new-university-of-chicago-dorm-complex Building on Community: Architect Jeanne Gang reveals master plan for new University of Chicago dorm complex Justine Testado 2013-07-25T10:30:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T11:08:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mz/mz9felgehi4yk9bp.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Esteemed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang unveiled the design plan for the new University of Chicago North Campus Residence Hall and Dining Commons this past Tuesday. Created by Studio Gang Architects and Mortenson Construction, the stunning $148 million project is expected to open in the fall of 2016 where Harry Weese's Pierce Tower currently stands.</p> <p> The new structures intend to create a welcoming "front door" to the University of Chicago campus and function as an easy gateway to surrounding communities like Hyde Park. Each building towers at 15, 11, and 5 stories, at 250 feet in length, and will house about 800 students. A diagonal path will connect the project to the nearby Smart Museum of Art and the businesses on 55th Street. Gang's project will also include designated retail spaces.<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nr4lz363p8u82zh2.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg28qzi2qe1xttlm.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/oo3vltwhxvcwjznm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/nopuv8megyny2nli.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The bent-rectangular form and windowed exterior give the structures a rejuvenating contemporary appeal without being pretentious--an ideal combination for the modern college student. At...</p>