University of Chicago follows George Mason

The University [of Chicago]  turns a former seminary into a new home for economics.

…When the refurbished building reopens in 2014, the economics department and Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics will have a spectacular space. Planned upgrades include a cloister café, LEED certification, high-tech classrooms in old library and chapel areas, and more.

Some of you will know that the Fairfax offices of Alex and me are in the space of a former church (scroll down to 1960)…

Here is more information and an interview with the architect.  For the pointer I thank Mike Tamada.


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