The University of Chicago Keller Center – Harris School of Public Policy


2021 Honor Award


Chicago, IL


University of Chicago



Landscape Architects

site design group, ltd. (site)

Project Details

At the University of Chicago’s Keller Center – Harris School of Public Policy, architecture and landscape worked together to breathe new life into a historical building that serves as a case study in rigorous sustainable rehabilitation. The design tore down barriers to the community, encouraging passage into and through the site, and creating an inviting and accessible campus experience for all. The transformational design of the new Keller Center integrates policy-inspired solutions to better connect with the community and serves as an exemplar in comprehensive sustainable design with LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge, Petal certifications. site design group, ltd. (site) worked collaboratively with the University of Chicago, team leader and architect Farr Associates, and a diverse consultant team.

Project Team

Farr Associates, Woodhouse Tinucci Architects, Stearn Joglekar Ltd. (Structural Engineering), Terra Engineering , Ltd (Civil Engineering), dbHMS Engineering (MEP Engineering), Mortenson Construction, Anne Kustner Lighting Design, Ltd

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