Dunham Hall, a 45,000 square foot administration, classroom, and exhibition building, closes the final corner of Aurora University's twenty-acre campus quadrangle. Dunham Hall is designed as a "gateway" to the campus.
A two-story atrium within the building opens toward the "quad". This includes a central gallery and exhibition area that provides an assembly and social area for group or informal gatherings.
Dunham Hall is constructed of load-bearing masonry and is detailed with a traditional palette of iron-spot brick, cast-stone banding, red tile roofing, and copper accents. Masonry arches spring from the corners of the structure to emphasize the passageways through the building to the University's main quadrangle. These arches and the building's massing reinforce its quadripartite organization. At a smaller scale, this organization is further defined by such detail elements as wall sconces, masonry reveals, and ornamental cast-stone capitals.