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University of Illinois at Chicago, Behavioral Sciences Building

Address

1007 W. Harrison St.
Enter from Harrison Street side

Neighborhood

Near West Side

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Walter Netsch (SOM), 1967

Website

uic.edu

Description

Walter Netsch considered the Behavioral Sciences Building to be his most sophisticated “Field Theory” design. Offices, classrooms, lecture halls and a large cafeteria interlock within the geometrically complicated mass of the building, an organic form grown from the rotation of overlapping squares. Navigating the maze-like interior is a challenge, but unexpected delights pop up at key junctures. Striking multi-story spaces are defined by massive sculptural concrete stairs.

Behind the Scenes

Get lost in this masterpiece of Walter Netsch’s “Field Theory.”