Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Photo Courtesy of Mark Beane/Loyola University, Chicago
Photo Courtesy of Mark Beane/Loyola University, Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Total Floor Area: 200,000 SF
Date Completed: July 2013
LEED™ Certification: LEED-NC Silver

This 200,000 square foot complex of new and renovated residence halls on the south end of Loyola’s campus are under concurrent design by SCB and H+P. The existing 11-story Wright Hall’s lower three levels will be completely overhauled and expanded for state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratory space, and a greenhouse. The new, contiguous San Francisco Residence Hall will house dormitories within a 6-story courtyard building and 3-story north wing extension. A 3-story podium for student amenities will feature a dining hall, large lobby, recreational spaces and a crowning greenhouse. The new 6-story DiNobili Hall across the street completes this phase of work at Loyola’s main lakefront campus.

Major building systems include geothermal heat pumps, chilled beams, high-efficiency condensing boilers, fume hoods, laboratory exhaust systems and controls, radiant panels, natural ventilation, solar shading, advanced daylighting and high-efficiency domestic water heating.