University of Chicago Keller Center
Buildings & Facilities
As a subconsultant to Mortenson, Ardmore Roderick provided construction management services for the Keller Center. The Center is the home of the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and is an adaptive reuse of a 125,000 gross square foot building designed by Edward Durell Stone, originally built in 1962. The building has served many functions over its history, most recently as a residence hall. While retaining and preserving the key features of its original construction, the redesign will incorporate new ideas and technology in sustainable development. The project included a complete renovation of the existing building and a partial fourth floor with a green roof terrace, renovated basement and a central four-story atrium called the Forum. The renovated building serves the needs of the faculty, students and visiting scholars through more appropriate space for teaching, research and events, and room for substantial growth in faculty and student enrollment.