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Here Are The Finalists' Designs To Replace Historic Prentice Women's Hospital

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 7, 2013 9:30PM

The three final designs for the biomedical research facility to be built on the site of Historic Prentice Women’s Hospital have been unveiled.

The finalists are Chicago architectural firm Perkins + Will; the team of Chicago architecture firm Goettsch Partners and Philadelphia-based Ballinger; Chicago’s Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Payette from Boston. Eugene Sunshine, Northwestern University senior vice president for business and finance, said “The designs offer thought-provoking concepts that the University is reviewing and evaluating carefully with a great deal of input. We will construct a building that will be a great addition to our campus, to the neighborhood and to the City of Chicago.”

The complete architect’s renderings, floor plans and models from the finalists are now on display in the lobby of the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center (303 E. Superior St.) through Nov. 12, along with comment cards for soliciting public input. All of the floor plans and renderings, along with an email address for comments, are available on the web, as well.

Northwestern’s Board of Trustees will select the winning design next year and construction on the 600,000 square foot building will begin in 2015.