HPZS was engaged to facilitate a programming and planning study for the University of Chicago’s Eckhart Ryerson Building with a larger focus on the Department of Math. The scope included an upgrade to instructional space that will continue to support the Computer Science and Statistics programs, as well as a sustainable master plan for the future.
With respect to the buildings’ historic and cultural legacy, HPZS assessed their current conditions, therefore understanding heritage space and determining historic building types and details. A comprehensive plan was developed to address deferred maintenance, building code and accessibility issues while balancing the architectural heritage of the buildings. HPZS subsequently created a framework plan for the execution, along with phasing that minimized disruption and compiled the findings and project process.