Renovation and Restoration
School of Social Service Administration Building Renovation
At the University of Chicago the original modernist structure, designed by Mies van der Rohe and built in 1965, houses classrooms, offices, research rooms, a lounge, public lobby, and a library to support the school’s functions. The design intent of the renovation was to accommodate the changing needs of approximately 450 students (80% female) and 75 faculty and staff, as well as the special events held in the main lobby, while being sensitive to the facility’s architecture. AltusWorks designed the renovation and expansion of restroom facilities and provided an accessible route into and through the building in a way that respected the design and materials of an architectural icon.