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NEIU El Centro

Address

3390 N. Avondale Ave.

Neighborhood

Avondale

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 4:30pm

Sun, Oct 14: Closed

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available

Architect

JGMA Architects, 2014

Description

First conceived more than 40 years ago as a satellite extension of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) serving the school’s growing Latino Community, El Centro has steadily expanded into a full fourth campus offering coursework towards multiple degrees. Located at Kimball and Belmont Avenues, the campus welcomed a bold addition in 2014 by JGMA Architects. The new main academic and student services building is a crystalline form with great texture and warmth, characterized by blue and yellow vertical louvers that dampen noise and shade classrooms from the evening sun. Situated alongside the Kennedy Expressway, it is a beacon to thousands of daily passersby. Visitors to the roof deck are treated to panoramic city views.

Behind the Scenes

Explore this eye-catching building by the Kennedy, including a well-hidden roof terrace.