West Campus Combined Utility Plant

West Campus Combined Utility Plant

Completed: 2010
Architect: Murphy/Jahn
Address: 5617 S. Maryland Ave.
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Designed by Helmut Jahn, the West Campus Combined Utility Plant is “almost like a kit of parts,” with color-coded steam and chilling functions encased in a glass skin. The plant supports west and central campus buildings and is largely machine-run without extensive human supervision. It was built with enough square footage to enable the demand for utilities to increase over the years. The plant received a Distinguished Building Award from the AIA Chicago Foundation in 2011.