The Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies occupies a 10-story rise on Michigan Avenue, peering into Grant Park and beyond to Lake Michigan. With its multi-faceted glass front, it broadcasts a warm welcome for those who wish to explore the history, the passion, the perseverance, and the pride of a people.

The building opened in 2007, and it was built to accommodate the institute’s main functions, including the school around which the institute was founded, a museum, state-of-the-art library and archive, a gift lobby, and cafe. The Institute's facility 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. LEED Silver Certified.

Project Details
Audiovisual Systems Design
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
Krueck & Sexton, Design Architect, Chicago, IL
400-seat auditorium; grand ballroom
LEED Silver Certified; 2008 American Architecture Awards, Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.