James Allen Center

James L. Allen Center

The James L. Allen Center at the Kellogg School of Management is the home of our Executive MBA Program and our Executive Education programs. Our facility has 150 guest rooms, a 220-seat auditorium, tiered and flat classrooms and multiple dining spaces.

General Building Information

Read about the history of the Allen Center and explore the space by viewing the building floorplan.
Allen Center History
Directions to Allen Center and Parking Garage
Allen Center Floorplan

Scheduling and Reservations

Allen Center Reservation Requests & Pricing Rates

Contact the Allen Center Scheduling & Planning team at AC-SP@kellogg.northwestern.edu or call 847.467.7051

Allen Center Facilities Reservation Guidelines

The Allen Center facilities are designed to support education and community building for the Kellogg School of Management and broader Northwestern University communities. The facility is not available for undergraduate functions, personal events (e.g. weddings, birthdays) or corporate activities that are not in support of this objective. All activities, with the exception of companies performing second-round interviews with and corporate presentations to Kellogg students, must be charged to the internal chart string account number of the department sponsoring the event. In addition, Executive MBA Program students who need to rent a room for a period beyond their scheduled stay should charge the room to their credit card.
Room Information
External Vendor Setup Protocols

Dining

Amenities

The Allen Center hosts more than 6,000 executives annually for one or more of the school's 160 executive programs.

Because learning should not be confined to the classroom, the Allen Center is designed to facilitate peer learning and informal interactions among faculty and participants. It is completely self-contained with classrooms of all shapes and sizes, fully equipped study-group rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, lounge areas, snack rooms, laundry service and an exercise room.

The Allen Center's front desk is staffed 24 hours a day and provides a wide variety of services, including restaurant and event recommendations, transportation arrangements and FedEx services. 

Kellogg Executive Education participants also have guest privileges at Northwestern University libraries and sports facilities and quick access to the bustling cities of Evanston and Chicago. 

For questions related to services available for your event, please contact the Allen Center Scheduling & Planning team at AC-SP@kellogg.northwestern.edu or call 847.467.7051.

Emergency and Safety

Contact Us

Steve Peavler 
Associate Director of Facilities
847.467.7029
s-peavler@kellogg.northwestern.edu 

Dan McCrudden 
Senior Director of Facilities
847.467.1908
d-mccrudden@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Neha Chitnavis
Manager of Scheduling Systems
847.467.7051
neha.chitnavis@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Report Building Issues

Please use this form to notify Facilities of non-emergency issues that require our attention, including but not limited to lighting outages and custodial issues.

Onboarding, Offboarding and Moves

Changing workspaces? Hiring a new team member? Moving to a new office? Use this form to request assistance from Facilities, KIS and Human Capital teams.

Reservation Requests

Contact the Allen Center Scheduling & Planning team for more information on reservations and guidelines.