360 Architecture, Perkins + Will To Design Northwestern's $220M Athletic Complex
Northwestern Univ. has selected the team of 360 Architecture and Perkins + Will to design the $220M Lakeside Athletic Complex on campus in Evanston. The complex will include a multipurpose indoor practice facility with seating for 2,500, an outdoor practice field for varsity sports, club sports and intramurals, an expansion of the existing swimming facility and a 1,200-space parking garage. Renovations to field hockey, soccer and lacrosse facilities also are part of the project. The site sits on Lake Michigan. Nate Appleman, a principal with 360 Architecture leading the K.C.-based firm’s college sports practice, will be heading the project. The selection comes after Populous designed Northwestern’s athletics master plan, which includes the Lakeside complex. Appleman helped design a portion of the master plan while he was with Populous. He joined 360 Architecture in February '11.