• Karla Kaulfuss

The Chicago Tribune recently published an update on the Spertus Institute, which is still in a dicey struggle to “reinvent” itself, five years after opening a striking new building. Working on last week’s cover story about another striking new building, Roosevelt University’s “vertical campus,” also brought Spertus to mind—as the poster child for upgrade fever. The ten-story architectural trophy, which Spertus went deeply into debt to construct, is right next door to the serviceable ten-story building that was its longtime, wholly-owned, previous home.