Ann Beha Associates, Architect; Boston, MA Gensler, Architects; Chicago, IL
The Saieh Hall for Economics is the new home for the University of Chicago’s Department of Economics. The Hall includes over 150,000 gross square feet of lecture and research facilities spread over 4 buildings. The main building is an adaptive reuse of the historic Chicago Theological Seminary and primarily houses the Dept. of Economics, while the new construction research pavilion to the north is the home of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics. As a whole, the project has been designed to support the school’s vibrant research environment and facilitate research both within and outside the academic community. KA provided room acoustics design and mechanical noise consulting services for the entire project.