Urban Design & Planning: Campus Master Planning

Sustainable Places®, Inc.

The Northwestern Campus Master Plan encompassed four institutions; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University (Chicago campus), Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Veterans Administration Lakeshore Hospital. The challenges facing the four institutions included lack of campus identity, inadequate street lighting and wayfinding signs.

The streetscape design guidelines included use of custom designed light fixtures, a campus-wide signage program. In the master plan, Fairbanks Court setbacks were increased to allow a double rows of trees on both sides of the street. The outcome is a well-lit campus with unique character, good signage, and a heavily landscaped central corridor that serves to connect the four institutions.

*Experience from previous firm.

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