Kellogg School of Business

Location: Evanston, IL
Architect: KPMB Architects
Products: EM Tandem Series Chain Actuators
Glazing Co: Ventana

About the Project

The Kellogg Global Hub, located on the Evanston lakefront campus is a new, state of the art education facility for the New Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. It is designed to expand the interactive and social values of business education in a creative, collaborative, team-based environment.

The building’s tiered, cantilevered, and fluid form gives the sense of structure in motion against the shore of Lake Michigan. The sculpted, undulating form weaves around the building, revealing multi-level terraces and interstitial spaces that foster informal social activity and cross-pollination. Navigating the interior delivers an equally fluid experience. The project was organized to foster serendipitous social and academic exchanges, extending education beyond traditional classroom settings. EM2 (Status Signal) and EM2 Tandem Series chain actuators are used throughout the facility.