Work About to Start on Columbia College’s New Student Center
Feb19

Work About to Start on Columbia College’s New Student Center

Three months after the ceremonial groundbreaking, construction crews have finally been given the giddy-up to start work on Columbia College’s new student center at 754 South Wabash Avenue. CAISSON FOUNDATION AND GROUND FLOOR SLAB ONLY FOR PROPOSED 5-STORY STUDENT CENTER FOR COLUMBIA COLLEGE. FOUNDATION, GRADE BEAMS AND SLAB ON GRADE. The new building was designed by Gensler. The San Francisco-based company describes the project...

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Columbia College Building Glassy New Student Center In The Loop
May03

Columbia College Building Glassy New Student Center In The Loop

You’re probably aware by now that Chicago’s Loop is crammed full of college students.  More than a dozen institutions of varying degrees of higher education call the heart of Chicago home, and draw tens of thousands of young-uns to the area each day. But if you’re not a Columbia College student, you might not realize that one of the Loop’s fastest growing colleges doesn’t actually have a student center....

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Columbia College Gets a New Dorm

The colleges in Chicago’s Loop just keep expanding.  The latest is Columbia College. It’s leasing a 16-story building at 626 South Clark Street, formerly known as the Dwight Lofts.  Sorry I can’t post a photo of the building right now.  I have one, but can’t access it right now since I’m writing this on a train. Columbia is giving up its dorm at Two East 8th Street. Here’s Columbia’s press...

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More on Columbia College’s New Media Production Center

A couple of days ago I published an article here about Columbia College’s new Media Production Center (1600 South State Street).  Although the location is starting to get a little off the beaten path, the building is very well done.  More importantly, it preserves a piece of Chicago’s silent film history — a chapter of the Windy City’s evolution that is too often overlooked or forgotten. In that article I also...

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