Home to a college, museum, library and archive, Chicago’s new Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies opened in November, 2007 and sponsors programs that run the gamet of Jewish culture. The Institute’s new facility, located on Michigan Avenue [immediately adjacent to the old] also incorporates a 400-seat auditorium and a Grand Ballroom which overlook Lake Michigan and boasts breathtaking views of the city. Kirkegaard’s responsibilities included room acoustics, noise control, sound isolation, and audio/video systems design. The project is currently targeting LEED Silver certification. Exterior photo credit: The new Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies at 610 S. Michigan Ave. Courtesy of Krueck + Sexton Architects.