North Park University ~ Science & Community Life Building

Chicago, Illinois

Project Description:

North Park University’s (NPU) Science and Community Life Education is a 100,000-sq.-ft. facility with three floors and a lower level located on the North Park University campus.

This facility was built with sustainability in mind; it was constructed and designed with energy efficient technologies following LEED principles and best practices.

Science Education and Community Life

  • State-of-the-art sciences laboratories

  • Space for collaborative student-faculty research

  • Technology-enhanced classrooms and faculty offices

  • Auditorium and seminar and conference rooms

  • Atrium and lobby with spaces for social interaction

  • Offices for programs supporting co-curricular learning, spiritual growth, vocational development, urban engagement and campus life

  • Food court and café

After several years of proceeding without outside, third party support, North Park University asked Boldt to serve as a fee-for-service developer to guide the Integrated Project Delivery process from vision to completion.

Boldt’s Integrated Lean Project Delivery® (ILPD) approach starts during the initial planning and design, through exploration of value-engineering possibilities to on-site construction process.

ILPD goals are centered on eliminating waste, increasing collaboration and incentivizing the project team to perform in the best interest of the owner. Boldt will ultimately create value that is added directly to the bottom line.

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Boldt's Role

Fee-for-Service Developer

Key Points

  • The Johnson Center serves as a student center location, as well as provides space for the University's signature academic programs in science and health professions.