South Bend, IN McCourtney Hall


As the world becomes more and more interconnected, scientific research requires more collaborative work than ever. In response, the University of Notre Dame drew up plans for a 220,000 square foot, cross-disciplinary research facility to be known as McCourtney Hall. JJ White was later awarded the interior and electrical package for the project.


The University of Notre Dame’s campus is open year-round and construction could not disrupt the everyday flow of the school. The new research hall also had to be completed in time for the start of the fall 2016 semester.


JJ White maintained an aggressive schedule in order to finish this three story project with a full basement. The adherence to the schedule allowed us to outfit all levels with metal stud framing, drywall, and acoustical ceilings while simultaneously performing the building’s full electrical work. This included LED lighting and occupancy sensors that dramatically reduce energy use. JJ White also performed Building Information Modeling services in order to reduce uncertainty, improve safety, work out problems, and simulate and analyze potential impacts.


McCourtney Hall was completed and received its final occupancy permit ahead of the Fall 2016 Academic Semester. The building also achieved LEED Gold certification in the spring of 2018. Multi-disciplinary students and faculty now have a dedicated, state-of-the-art facility designed to encourage interdisciplinary discovery. McCourtney Hall allows the the University of Notre Dame to continue forging ahead in the modern world of scientific research.


CLICK HERE for the University of Notre Dame’s feature on the incredible new research facility.