Northwestern University unveils finalists’ designs for Prentice replacement

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill's submission for ex-Prentice site.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s submission for ex-Prentice site.

Northwestern University released images of the building that could replace old Prentice Women’s Hospital Thursday. The three finalists vying to design a successor to Bertrand Goldberg’s curvilinear icon are: Goettsch Partners and Ballinger; Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and Payette; and Perkins & Will.

Goettsch Partner's submission for ex-Prentice site.

Goettsch Partner’s submission for ex-Prentice site.

After a long and high-profile struggle to save Prentice, preservationists were discouraged by what they saw as a raw deal. A short documentary released in October is the latest in a series of post-mortems on that contentious process.

Northwestern plans to begin construction on the Feinberg School of Medicine Medical Research Center at 333 E. Superior St. in 2015. The University’s board of trustees will pick the final design. Review the submissions here:

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