Welcome to Burton Judson Courts

Andrew Siegel & Patty Jones

– Resident Deans –

Andrew Siegel and Patty Jones have served as Resident Deans for Burton Judson Courts since Autumn 2013. Prior to Burton Judson Courts, they served as Resident Deans of Pierce Tower from 2009-2013.

Andrew received his BA in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado Boulder. Andrew has joint appointments in the Theory and Computing Sciences and Nuclear Engineering Divisions at Argonne National Laboratory, where he serves as Group Leader for Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation and as Director of Applications Development for the Exascale Computing Project. Patty received a BS from the University of Miami in Advertising and Creative Writing and a BA in English from Northwestern University. She is an active member of the Junior League of Chicago where she serves on the Mad Hatters Children’s Theatre Committee. She troupes with the Mad Hatters throughout Chicagoland area, promoting reading and children’s literacy through improv performances.



About the Hall

Address: 1005 E. 60th St. Chicago, IL 60637 | Phone: 773-702-5100

The Housing and Residence Life administrative staff that oversee Burton-Judson Courts include the:

Assistant Director of Residence Life: Mason Mason

Assistant Director of Operations: Robin Hardrick

Community Living

Architect: Zantzinger, Borie, and Medary
Built: 1931

This neo-Gothic building, also known to students as B-J, is connected contiguously around two grassy courtyards and adjacent to Arley D. Cathey Residential Dining Commons. The Hall houses six vibrant communities, each with their own complement of Resident Heads and Resident Assistants, charged with community building.  The Hall has one Resident Dean couple, who act as intellectual stewards for the residents.


House Communities

“I really enjoy getting advice from upperclassmen about life and academics.”

Luke T.


Club Room with Fire Place

Community Bathrooms

Multi-Purpose Theatre

Single and Double Rooms


Large Community Kitchen

Sample Room Layout

Standard Room Furniture

XL Twin Bed


Upholstered Side Chair

Wardrobe or Closet

Desk and Chair

Room Interiors