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ERIC Number: ED114923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-8
Pages: 10
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Physical Planning for the Urban Campus: Roosevelt University.
Perlman, Daniel H.
Roosevelt University was founded in Chicago in 1945. Since 1947 the university has occupied the Auditorium Building, which was completed in 1889 and is included in the Historic American Buildings Survey and the National Register of Historic Places. The building has been extensively remodeled and restored and an adjacent dormitory and student union constructed. In undertaking and completing this program of physical plant expansion and improvement, the university has wrestled with and solved two difficult planning problems. The first of these problems is how a university in a landlocked urban center can create the new facilities needed for an expanding enrollment and an evolving academic program. The second major problem of significance is how to preserve an architectural landmark that several times in the 1930s and 1940s narrowly escaped demolition. This was made possible by its conversion into an academic building serving a contemporary purpose. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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