Northwestern University Study Rooms


Northwestern University Study Rooms


Evanston, Illinois

At Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, we renovated the two most heavily used study lounges on the ground floor of the Donald P Jacobs Center.  The Loud Study Room and Quiet Study Room perform exactly as their names indicate.  In the Loud Study Room, a broad range of seating options and arrangements provides flexibility and functionality so the furnishings can be easily rearranged or removed for frequent evening lectures and social gatherings.  In the Quiet Study Room, we performed a rigorous seating analysis to determine exactly how the students use the study tables so we could provide as many individual seating opportunities as possible.  A large floating screen of maple slats shields students from the distraction of people entering and leaving this space intended for undisturbed concentration.






Northwestern University


Completed 2012

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Project Data

Area/Budget: 2,200sf / $300,000

Scope: renovation of study room with Kellogg School of Management's Donald P Jacobs Center

Project Team: David Woodhouse, Andy Tinucci (project architect), Ed Blumer, Samantha Spencer

WB Olson (general contractor)

Photographer: Andy Tinucci