Bob Potter’s Alley


The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)* in Chicago recognized Bob Potter’s many contributions in many ways at many times to IIT by dedicating a unique space in the architecturally renowned unique building designed by architect Rem Koolhaas.

Bob Potter’s Alley is located in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center. The alley is a recessed area with a row of public computers which provide a quiet spot in the central hub that is typically frequented by 5,000 students, faculty and staff every day.

Potter was honored for his generosity and service to the university, where he has served as a member of the IIT Board of Trustees since 1979, now a life trustee. Potter has sponsored scholarships, research and other initiatives at IIT, and he has established significantly beneficial relationships for the university with major corporations and individuals.

*Founded in 1890, IIT is a Ph.D.-granting university in Chicago, Illinois with more than 7,700 students in engineering, sciences, architecture, psychology, design, humanities, business and law. IIT’s interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum is designed to advance knowledge through research and scholarship, to cultivate invention improving the human condition, and to prepare students from throughout the world for a life of professional achievement, service to society, and individual fulfillment.