Last week I got up to Evanston to photograph the recently completed Global Hub at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. What an amazing building, inside and out! While I focused mainly on the exterior of the building, I’d definitely suggest wandering around inside as well. Plus, I’d love to get back there to photograph the interiors a bit more sometime.
The cloud cover wasn’t what I’d consider ideal for shooting the building, so focusing on abstracts and the curves and reflections of the building, as well as the mix of glass, steel and wood allow for some fun abstracts.
The building was designed by KPMB Architects and their close collaboration with Kellogg led to a design that celebrates the school’s location on the lakefront as well as creating a collaborative environment between students and the business community. The curved exterior mirrors the movement of the waves on Lake Michigan and the largely glass surface of the building reflects the blues of both the lake and sky.
I love the symbolism of collaboration from this combination of structure and environment. It’s this kind of detail and thought that makes great architecture firms stand above others.
Here are a few color versions of this beautiful building.
And because I can’t resist B&W and the emphasis that places on the building’s form…