NU to hold design competition on new rec complex
Updated: December 2, 2012 6:22AM
EVANSTON — Northwestern University will conduct a design competition for a new athletics and recreation complex planned for its Evanston campus, university officials announced Friday.
Northwestern will invite architectural firms with substantial accomplishments in designing collegiate sports and recreation facilities or similar buildings to submit expressions of interest and statements of qualifications to Northwestern’s facilities management office early next year.
The complex will include several components. A large indoor Educational Properties Committee of the university’s board of trustees.
“We believe this process gives us the best opportunity to obtain an outstanding design for this critical location,” said Ron Nayler, associate vice president for facilities management. “We’ve successfully used this process to select architects for the new building we’re constructing for the Bienen School of Music and School of Communication and for the new building we’re designing for the Kellogg School of Management.”
The selection of the winning design by the Educational Properties Committee of Northwestern’s board of trustees is expected to occur late next summer. The timetable for construction of the new athletic and recreational facilities is dependent on fundraising.