Chapin Hall Dormitory

Located at 726 University Place on Northwestern University’s main campus, this 3-story Colonial Revival-style co-ed dormitory is Northwestern’s oldest dormitory, originally built in 1901.

An ADA ramp was added to the building’s main entry in the spirit of the building’s style. All exterior work meets historical preservation standards. All mechanical, electrical, and plumbing was replaced with high-efficiency systems. The first floor complies with ADA accessibility standards and all interior space, including 36 sleeping rooms, were renovated.

Evanston, IL


Completed 2013


Northwestern University


2014 City of Evanston’s Award for Innovative Solution in Preservation

From the Blog

NU Chapin Hall

October 29, 2012

Northwestern University students are weighing in on the newly renovated Chapin Hall! The 3-story dormitory building opened this fall after undergoing the first phase of renovations. The rehab will continue next summer to include high-efficiency mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Find out more about the improvements, new features, and resident reactions in Goodbye Hotel Allison…