The University of Chicago has selected Kliment Halsband Architects to design a new home for the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society, in Hyde Park, Chicago. The Neubauer Family Collegium is a new initiative intended to expand the boundaries of humanistic study through scholarly cross collaboration and interdisciplinary research.
The Neubauer Family Collegium will be housed in the former Meadville Lombard Theological School located at 5701 S. Woodlawn Avenue. Completed in 1933, the approximately 16,000-square-foot, Gothic-style building was purchased by the University of Chicago in 2011.
The renovated building will serve the Neubauer Collegium’s mission to create an intellectual destination for outstanding scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from around the world, who will come to collaborate and pursue ideas on the grandest scale. The Neubauer Collegium also will foster pioneering efforts to share that research with the public.