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Rotary International World Headquarters

Address

1560 Sherman Ave.

Neighborhood

Evanston

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 11am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Schipporeit, 1977

Website

rotary.org

Description

This high-rise office building shares its architect with downtown's famed Lake Point Tower. It was originally home to the American Hospital Supply Corporation. Rotary International, a major global service organization, purchased the building for its headquarters in 1987. The lobby display chronicles Rotary's success towards ending polio worldwide. Room 711 is a recreation of the office where the first Rotary meeting took place in Chicago in 1905. The 17th and 18th floors are linked by a light-filled atrium honoring Rotary leaders and donors. The Board Room (equipped for simultaneous interpretation) and office of the president offer sweeping views of the lake and skyline.

Visitor Experience

Explore the headquarters of this important global service organization, including Room 711--a recreation of the office where the first Rotary meeting took place, the Arch Klumph Society Gallery, and the 18th floor West Atrium, Hall of Flags, Board Room, and Conference Room with their sweeping views.

Programs

LEED Tours

A behind the scenes look One Rotary Center's LEED status

Sat, Oct 19: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Sun, Oct 20: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

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Used to set the standard for efficient and cost-saving green buildings, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is recognized around the world. On this tour, you'll get a special, backstage look at how One Rotary Center maintains it's status as a world leader in energy efficiency. RSVP is required, please RSVP here: https://rotary.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3z5U2htwMLS5mBf Tours will last approximately 30 minutes. All participants must be over 16, and minors must be accompanied by an adult.