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University of Chicago Woodlawn Commons, Elkus Manfredi Architects | International Design Awards Winners
University of Chicago Woodlawn Commons, Elkus Manfredi Architects | International Design Awards Winners
University of Chicago Woodlawn Commons, Elkus Manfredi Architects | International Design Awards Winners
University of Chicago Woodlawn Commons, Elkus Manfredi Architects | International Design Awards Winners
University of Chicago Woodlawn Commons, Elkus Manfredi Architects | International Design Awards Winners
University of Chicago Woodlawn Commons, Elkus Manfredi Architects | International Design Awards Winners
University of Chicago Woodlawn Commons, Elkus Manfredi Architects | International Design Awards Winners
University of Chicago Woodlawn Commons, Elkus Manfredi Architects | International Design Awards Winners
University of Chicago Woodlawn Commons, Elkus Manfredi Architects | International Design Awards Winners
University of Chicago Woodlawn Commons, Elkus Manfredi Architects | International Design Awards Winners
University of Chicago Woodlawn Commons, Elkus Manfredi Architects | International Design Awards Winners

University of Chicago Woodlawn Commons

CompanyElkus Manfredi Architects
Lead DesignersDavid P. Manfredi, FAIA, LEED AP
Design TeamTurner Construction, Thornton Tomasetti, Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, Prima Engineers
Project LocationChicago, IL
ClientUniversity of Chicago and Capstone Development
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Project LinkView
Entry Description

Located at the southern edge of campus abutting a historic neighborhood, the Woodlawn Residential and Dining Commons embraces the University of Chicago’s pedagogical House concept, promoting community and intellectual exchange within tightly knit cohorts of undergraduates. Just a short walk from UChicago’s main quadrangle, the balanced design consists of three six-story and one fifteen-story residential wings set on a common single-story amenities level. The building configuration creates an active rooftop courtyard for residents to relax and reconnect with the natural world.

Bio

Elkus Manfredi Architects creates dynamic, connected, sustainable places and environments that foster community, from workplace to urban neighborhoods. The firm provides a synergistic combination of services that includes architecture, interior architecture, workplace strategy, employee engagement and change management, master planning, and urban design. With a 30+ year legacy of design distinction, the firm is recognized for its work with corporate, life sciences, workplace, higher education, hospitality, residential, and retail-entertainment clients.