Learning In Luxury

In order to create the Adler School of Professional Psychology’s $10 million, 101,000 sf campus, in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, it required the demolition and build-out of a private ground-floor entrance lobby and the upper two floors of 17 North Dearborn. With more than twice the square footage of the Adler School’s former home, the new campus reflects the Adler School’s culture of interaction and community service while offering its students ample space for quiet study and reflection. Its two floors offer 27 classrooms with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, a library commons that seats 70 and includes dedicated space for instructional support, Steelcase media:scape collaborative workspaces, a wellness studio for yoga and meditation, and administrative offices. Two-story open atriums with grand staircases connect the two floors at each end. The project achieved LEED Gold certification in 2011.