Glendale, AZ - The nationally recognized Midwestern University [www.midwestern.edu], specializing in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and the health sciences, is expanding its academic offerings nationwide.


An aerial view of the 105 acre campus at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois.

The main campus of the private, not-for-profit university lies on 105 acres in Downers Grove, Illinois (near Chicago) and includes 19 buildings containing approximately 372,800 sq. ft. In 1995 the University purchased 125 acres in Glendale, Arizona to construct the Midwestern University Glendale campus, which opened its doors in 1996. As Midwestern University continues to grow, expansion plans have progressed. New projects include a $24 million expansion at Downers Grove, Illinois and continued build-out of the $18 million student housing complex at their Glendale, Arizona campus.

Chanen Construction Company, Inc., [www.chanen.com] based in Phoenix, Arizona, has been the construction manager and general contractor for the Arizona campus of Midwestern since its inception in 1996 and to date has completed 12 buildings. Recently completed projects include the College of Allied Health and Sciences (Ocotillo Hall), Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Clinic and Research Lab, Central Plant, College of Pharmacy (Cholla Hall) and Student Center.

Midwestern University's Downers Grove, Illinois campus is growing fast. The student population at the well-known medical school is and has been expanding very steadily over the years and the timing couldn't be better for additional buildings to be designed and constructed for the campus.

Two new buildings, designed by DWL Architects + Planners, will be built this year by Chanen/Jacobs, a joint venture between Chanen Construction Company, Inc. and Jacobs Engineering Group.


The 60,000 square-foot Library Technology Center will house a 1,000-seat auditorium.

The Library Technology Center, is a 60,000-sq.-ft. office, library/classroom building. In addition, there will be a 1,000-seat auditorium within the facility. The project is currently under construction and scheduled for completion the second quarter of 2001.


The new Academic Laborartory Center, currently in the design phase, will offer health/science classes.

The Academic Laboratory Center, is currently in the design phase and construction will commence during the second quarter of 2000. The combined estimated cost of both buildings is approximately $24 million.


 

For additional information, contact:
Downers Grove Campus
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630/969-4400
Glendale Campus
19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale AZ 85308
623/572-3200

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