The Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life

The Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life opened in Fall 2014, situated in the center of North Park’s Chicago campus. This $45 million space offers state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, offices and gathering spaces for Student Engagement departments, and ample room for studying and hanging out.

School is in Session at the Johnson Center

The Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life opened to North Park students when classes started for the fall 2014 semester. The building features state-of-the-art science labs, Smart technology in classrooms and labs, lounging and eat areas, and ample space for collaboration among students, staff, and faculty. Bright colors, walls of windows, and artwork that reminds the campus of our place in Chicago and the world are the backdrop for what is already well on its way to becoming the hub of community life and science learning at North Park University.

Johnson Center Dedication Celebration Weekend

The Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life was dedicated at North Park University September 12–13, 2014.

Groundbreaking Celebration Photos

North Park University’s groundbreaking celebration on Friday, October 26, 2012, officially marked the beginning of the construction phase for the Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life. The day featured a festive outdoor gathering for the whole community, culminating with greetings from Dr. Tim and Nancy Johnson, Dr. David Parkyn, president of North Park, and David Helwig, chair of North Park’s board of trustees.

Following the outdoor portion, several hundred gathered for an evening dinner reception and attended the School of Music’s fall choral concert. Also joining the festivities were a group of future North Park students who will be studying sciences in the Johnson Center.