At this event, John W. Boyer, Dean of the College, and Karen Warren Coleman, Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services, announced plans for a significant new facility at the University of Chicago. The internationally renowned firms Studio Gang Architects and Mortenson Construction are collaborating to build a new residence hall and dining commons on the north end of campus. This facility is tailored to the College’s distinctive House system, with an emphasis on building communities of learning. It creates a graceful new entrance into campus from the north, connecting the University to the broader neighborhood. Jeanne Gang, FAIA, principal and founder of Studio Gang Architects, unveiled conceptual designs and answered questions. Steve Wiesenthal, Associate Vice President for Facilities Services and University Architect, explained how the University chose the Studio Gang and Mortenson design.