Loyola University Chicago

Alfie Norville

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
32,500 SF
Completion date
July 2019

The Alfie Norville Practice Facility creates a premier campus and recruiting asset that provides basketball and volleyball with more dedicated space than they have ever had. 

The addition visually relates to the Norville Athletic Center and follows the Lakeside Campus Design Guidelines, but also expresses the dynamic activities within. The tight site and requirement to minimize building footprint to protect adjacent fields resulted in a concept that stacks two practice courts on top of one another. The exterior uses large windows to drench the practice courts in natural light and provide dramatic views toward Lake Michigan, just one block east of the site. 

First floor practice court
View of practice court from skywalk
Exterior view from Norville Center
Exterior View - Day
Loyola University’s Alfie Norville Practice Facility. Photo by IRIS22 Productions.
Exterior View - Night
View of practice court from skywalk
Exterior view toward Norville Center.
View of Alfie Norville Practice Facility green roof, as well as renovated Sean Earl Field and Lake Michigan beyond from Mertz Hall student housing
Sustainability Award Winner