Northwestern University plans to construct a building on the lakefront of its Evanston campus as a new home for the university’s Kellogg School of Management.

The new facility will be located on the northeast corner of Northwestern’s lakefront campus, immediately adjacent to Lake Michigan on two sides.

Northwestern University plans to construct a building on the lakefront of its Evanston campus as a new home for the university’s Kellogg School of Management.

The new facility will be located on the northeast corner of Northwestern’s lakefront campus, immediately adjacent to Lake Michigan on two sides.

Timing for the design and construction of the new building will depend on fundraising efforts, which are now underway.

The new building will include classrooms, faculty offices, collaborative learning spaces and administrative offices. Because of its location, it will feature spectacular views of the lake, the Chicago skyline to the south and the North Shore to the north.

“This will be an outstanding new home for Kellogg in a wonderful location on campus,” Sunil Chopra, Kellogg’s interim dean,  said. “The new facility will enable Kellogg to provide state-of-the-art teaching facilities, additional amenities for our students and office space for our faculty.”

“Kellogg is one of Northwestern’s flagship programs, so it is appropriate that one of the premier locations on campus will be dedicated to Kellogg’s new building,” said President Morton Schapiro. “This will be a wonderful addition to our Evanston campus.”

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  1. Kellogg move
    Burr ! I would not think students would like the extra distance.
    Is this one more way for Kellogg to ‘separate’ itself from NU ?
    Already Kellogg seems to see itself as a school that just happens to be located on the NU campus but not a part of NU. How often can you find Kellogg announcements [even famous speakers on general topics] in the Daily ? Plan-it-Purple ?
    Like football and basketball, is the money they make kept to themselves or shared with the university to any substantial degree ?

  2. Will they build parking, too?
    Will Northwestern finally do the right thing, and build another multi-story parking facility on its lakefront property? Lack of parking for the lakefill campus has been an issue for decades.

    It’s easy to raise money for named school buildings, especially for cash-cow programs like the B-school. But what about parking? How about fundraising for the Donald Jacobs Memorial Parking Garage?

    Evanston would not let any other developer build without providing adequate parking. It should not let Northwestern do so either, particularly for a program like the graduate school of management, where the participants are highly likely to have cars.

    1. NU Parking
      As I recall the story, years ago NU proposed building a multi-level parking area over the current lot at Maple and Foster. I don’t know how far the planning got, but it was dropped.
      Two years ago I was told they were looking into building it again but I heard nothing more about it.
      While Maple and Foster seems a long way from campus and might not sound like much of a solution, I see people parking as far away as Ridge and Grant and walking to campus.
      NU appears to have a good shuttle service from as far away as the stadium [I don’t know about other similar distances].
      If Evanston Hospital and City Hall would arrange with the city [and maybe even Skokie] to have a parking lot at least on the borders and a shuttle, that should help with traffic in the city—hospital traffic in the A.M. is horrible and of course only one person per car. City Hall employees should be able to get there by CTA since of course they have to be Evanston residents.

  3. Maple and Foster doesn’t cut it
    Nope. Maple and Foster doesn’t cut it. Northwestern/Kellogg needs to put a parking garage on their own property.

    MBA candidates don’t like to walk. They like to park within sight of where they’re going. That’s even more true of their professors.

    It’s irrelevant whether Kellogg sees itself as part of NU or not. Either way, the parking belongs in close proximity to the new drivers who will be coming to campus, not offloaded onto the surrounding neighborhood.

    1. The parking lot by Maple and
      The parking lot by Maple and Foster, next to Engelhart hall, is university property.

      And about students not liking to walk, they are no different than any student in that respect. Most walk to campus, living in McManus, or the apartments near Whole Foods, whatever their name is.

      I’m sorry to break this to the anonymous writer, but the faculty is no different than in other school at the university in their desire to park close to where they work. Nor is the staff, for that matter.

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