TM03 - University of Chicago Transforms Hyde Park

Monday, November 12 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk « Back

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During this tour of Hyde Park’s most sustainable developments, attendees will explore both Harper Court and University of Chicago’s Keller Center. Harper Court’s LEED ND redevelopment demonstrates that commercially successful marketplace developments can be leaders in environmental sustainability. With multiple LEED designations, Harper Court is among the most sustainable developments in the U.S. This tour will explore the key design elements that achieved a high performance structure while balancing the need for flexibility to accommodate multi-function spaces and multiple end users. Attendees will interact with the various project components and to experience unique urban planning features. Attendees will also explore the Harris School of Public Policy’s Keller Center, the first LEED Platinum building on the University of Chicago campus and among the first buildings in higher education to pursue the rigorous Petal Certification of the Living Building Challenge. Inspired by the ethos of positive social change, the building design is filled with policy-inspired design firsts. Inside at the heart of the Keller Center is a sun streaked atrium that was carved into the building to connect all levels and provide Harris with a venue for public policy events and social impact.

Learning Objectives:

Explore the details of a successful public-private partnership, and best practices for articulating partnerships that meet the needs of both public and private participants.

Describe how a development can uniquely fit into the neighborhood fabric while achieving commercially successful and functional sustainable building goals.

Identify opportunities and strategies for adaptive reuse projects in a historic district.

Discuss materials that successfully meet the Red List Imperative in the largest known project pursuing the Materials Petal of the Living Building Challenge

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Event Type: Tour > Session