The Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go, Saieh Hall for Economics

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The University of Chicago established a new Academic Precinct on campus, repurposing historic buildings to house its expanding academic programs. A core component of the new precinct, the former Chicago Theological Seminary building was selected for adaptive reuse to house the Department of Economics and the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics. The design team worked diligently to bring about a highly functional and aesthetically pleasing combination of historic preservation and modern reconfigurations.

The site now incorporates the neo-Gothic CTS building, two historic row houses, and a new, connector space designed by Ann Beha Architects.


Chicago, IL


Ann Beha Architects


  • Soci­ety for Col­lege and Uni­ver­si­ty Plan­ning Mer­it Award for Excel­lence in Archi­tec­ture, 2017
  • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2015
  • AIA Illi­nois Frank Lloyd Wright Hon­or Award, 2016
  • Build­ing Design + Con­struc­tion – Plat­inum Award for Recon­struc­tion, 2015
  • Soci­ety for Col­lege and Uni­ver­si­ty Plan­ning Hon­or Award for Excel­lence in Plan­ning, 2014
  • Boston Soci­ety of Archi­tects Hon­or Award for Design Excel­lence, 2014
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