Alexander & Associates LTD

Clark & Benson Shopping CenterClark Street & Benson Avenue Evanston, IL

  • Description

    19,100 SF retail center with heavy timber interior and masonry exterior walls.

  • Construction Cost

    $1,600,000

  • Completion Date

    Autumn 1988

Scope of Services

Conversion of the existing Northwestern Press into a retail shopping center. The building served as a catalyst toward the future development of the new Evanston Research Park. Services included complete architectural and engineering consulting. Initial work began with an evaluation of the existing structure with an eye toward saving as much of the building as possible. Additional services included construction documents, bidding and construction administration. ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, LTD. selected all exterior finishes and coordinated colors. The clock tower at the new facility has become a community landmark and meeting place. “I will meet you under the clock at Clark and Benson” has become an often heard expression in Evanston.