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NLU expands footprint with purchase of the Gage Building

Dear NLU Community,

National Louis has officially closed on the purchase of part of the historic building known as the Gage Building, located at 18/28 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago. NLU has acquired 126,000 square feet of the 177,000-square foot, 12-story structure, including a portion of the first floor.

This space will be used for Kendall College’s culinary and hospitality programs as well as growth from our Undergraduate College. We will also undergo a review of space allocation and develop a plan to relocate departments and offices to the new building. Not only will this alleviate some of the “doubling up” we have been experiencing in the 122 S. Michigan location, but it will provide an option for faculty who have expressed interest in relocating offices to downtown Chicago. Vice President Marty Mickey, Finance, and Dean Rob Morrison, Library, will lead an initiative to solicit facility allocation ideas from the community.

With the location just one block north of our current Chicago campus, this presents an ideal opportunity for Kendall at NLU in the heart of the restaurant and tourism district, with the same easy access to public transportation that our entire community enjoys.

I am very excited about this expansion and the potential it brings to our University. We will begin work as soon as possible so that we can relocate overflow from the Undergraduate College in the fall of 2019, and complete the culinary/hospitality buildout and move for Kendall by December 2019.

Sincerely, 

Nivine Megahed, Ph.D.
President

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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