Northwestern University: The Campus Guide takes alumni, parents and students, visitors and patrons on a vivid trip through this campus’s compelling history, from the nineteenth century to the present day. Northwestern University has evolved in successive eras of educational leadership, today presenting a wide variety of buildings that range from the Collegiate Gothic to the Prairie style by such eminent designers as architect Charles Coolidge; Daniel Burnham; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and landscape architect Jens Jensen.
Author Jay Pridmore’s insightful narrative reveals the stories behind the buildings, residences, and landscapes of the Northwestern campus.
Exquisitely painted three-dimensional maps locate the buildings in nine architectural Walks, covering both the Evanston and Chicago sections of the campus and exploring Northwestern’s unique relationship with its urban surroundings.
Jay Pridmore is an architectural historian who has written numerous books, including several on the Chicago area.