Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President

Current Projects

The Office of Capital Planning provides the Loyola University Chicago Community with project management and leadership on strategic real estate related development opportunities.  The responsibilities of the office cover development both at the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campus. 

An overview of several recently completed or current projects are listed below.  Additional information can be provided by contacting the Office of Capital Planning.

Loyola Station

A 5+ acre $500+ million mixed use development project will be created immediately adjacent to the west of the Lake Shore Campus proper.  The site will be leased as part of a long term strategy allowing Loyola to maintain ownership of the land while advising as “master developer” in the creation of a new university town center.  This will create an exciting vibrant new destination for both residents throughout Rodgers Park and the university community.  The design principles are based on a pedestrian friendly environment creating a sense of place for those to live, work, shop, and play.

Campus Master Plan

Loyola University Chicago is in the process of implementing a multi-phase campus wide master landscaping plan.  This exciting new look, with a reflection on our heritage, will celebrate and enhance the rich art deco and prairie style historic architecture of campus.  The design will allow for increased play space for the student body while redesigning quads to create a more inviting intimate sense of space, enhancing community building, which is at the heart of our Catholic Jesuit Tradition. 

Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J. Residence Hall and Student Center

A 25 story high-rise featuring fully furnished apartments with spectacular city views located two blocks west of North Michigan Avenue in the heart of our Water Tower Campus.  The residence hall features 168 units that will house 627 students.  The student center will feature a food court, late-night café, study lounge, university bookstore, chapel, state-of-the art fitness center and 24 hour staffed security. 

Mundelein Center

The 14 story art deco master piece was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1980 and is in a major state of rehabilitation to dramatically increase its functional use for the campus community.  Once the $60 million interior renovation project is complete, the building will be the hub of the fine and performing arts programs on campus.  The architectural gem will also play host to approximately 20 offices for nonprofit arts organizations, an art management assistance center for start-up nonprofit partners, street level visual arts galleries and a special event space available for community organizations.

Information Commons

The $32 million, 70,000 sq-ft project will be a state of the art classroom and study center.  The building will host 300 computer work stations, eight electronic classrooms, and a large flexible meeting space and patio.  The building will be a blend of high tech glass and steel accented by two classic art deco book ends celebrating the rich architectural heritage of the Lake Shore Campus.  The Commons will feature a 3,000 sq ft green roof garden, enhanced lakefront walking and bike path trail with extensive landscaping and meet the Silver Level Leadership Standards in Environmental Engineering and Design.


For more information on these and other exciting projects please contact the Office of Capital Planning at 312-915-6402.