825 South Wabash,Chicago, IL
When Three Corners Development first met with East-West University, it was determined that for East West to achieve next-level enrollment growth it would require a true living and learning environment. East West and the team identified that it could increase its enrollment and create the conditions to provide for a more significant campus living and learning atmosphere that would enhance the university experience for both current and prospective students.
This vision was accomplished by incorporating a living learning component into its new Student Life Center at 829 South Wabash in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. Three Corners Development, together with the Design + Build team of Madison Construction and Holabird & Root, worked tirelessly to realize the client’s full vision for enhancing the East West experience and the new Student Life Center has afforded East West the ability to increase its undergraduate enrollment within a 21st century living learning community in a spectacular City of Chicago lakefront setting.
East West University’s ground-up, 17-story, 165,000 square foot, Student Life Center design provides contemporary and inviting spaces in suite-style living. The goal was to create a sense of community to inspire a more engaging academic experience through increased student and faculty interaction. The complex will connect to the existing academic buildings via an indoor bridge and provide ample access to the South Loop’s civic and cultural resources. The amenity spaces meet the growing demands of today’s modern student population and provide a retail environment that inspires economic activity and neighborhood connectivity. The Student Life Center is seeking LEED certification and will offer cutting edge technologies and innovative thought processes.
Start: Summer 2011
Completion: December 2013
Total Development Cost: $40,000,000
Gross Square Footage: 160,000 SF
Developers: Three Corners Development
Architect: Holabird & Root
General Contractor: Madison Construction
Owner: East West University