Wildwood World Magnet School Annex

LEED: Certified

Proposed 3-story Annex to include 12 classrooms, a Library/Media Resource Center, and Administration Office, a Dining Center, and a kitchen in accordance with CPS’s new Hybrid Kitchen Model. Renovation and demolition work includes conversion of existing rooms to Classrooms and removal of an existing modular classroom building.

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Chinatown Branch Library

A New Nexus for a Thriving Community

The 16,000-square-foot Chinatown Branch Library serves as a new civic, educational, and social hub for Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood, providing a much-needed public gathering place geared toward inclusive community activities and technology-based learning.

The building sits at the nexus of Chicago’s historic southern and emerging northern Chinatown neighborhoods and is adjacent to the Cermak- Chinatown CTA Red Line train stop. The library’s pebble shaped, three-sided structure responds to ancient Feng Shui principles by matching the avenues’ alignment without creating aggressive corners.

Inside, the two-story design is based on a traditional Chinese courtyard plan. All spaces connect to a central atrium, and a minimal number of enclosed spaces ensures maximum flexibility. The community meeting area and children’s zone occupy the ground level, while teen and adult zones are on the second level.

As part of the City of Chicago’s Percent for Art Program, Chicago-area artist CJ Hungerman was commissioned to capture Chinatown’s personality in a mural on the second floor. The piece, titled Universal Transverse Immigration Proclamation, abstractly depicts the stories of immigrants’ journeys to Chicago and their visions for the future.

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Awards:

  • Architects Newspaper Best of 2015 Building of the Year-Midwest
  • 2015 ASHRAE-IL Excellence in Engineering Award

Dunne STEM Academy

The addition is planned as a one-story Annex with a two-story link to the existing school and includes site development work and renovations of the existing 1971 school building. The program scope for the Annex will include a Science and Pre-Engineering Lab, elementary gymnasium with gym office and storage, unisex toilet, building services, and 2-stop elevator for access between the Annex and existing 1971 school building. Site development scope for the Annex will include a playground, artificial turf field and landscaping.

The new Annex and site will be designed and constructed to achieve a minimum LEED for Schools 2009 Certification as defined by the USGBC.

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Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Annex

Proposed 3 story Annex to include 19 new classrooms, a new Dining Center, hybird cooking kitchen, roof top student area, selected renovations to the existing school, and associated site development work including a playground. Renovations scope is currently programmed to include a new elevator, ADA upgrades, and mechanical system upgrades.

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Oriole Park Elementary School Annex

Proposed 2-story Annex to include 17 classrooms, elevator, 2 Administrative Offices, a Library/Media Resource Center, a Dining Center, and a kitchen in accordance with CPS’s new Hybrid Kitchen Model. Renovations include conversion of existing rooms. Renovation and demolition work includes conversion of existing rooms to Classrooms and removal of two existing modular classroom buildings.

Sulzer Regional Library YOUmedia Renovations

  • Conversion of existing space into YOUmedia digital learning lab
  • High-tech area geared toward teen population
  • Designated space and equipment for video editing, photography, 2D and 3D design, music production, game design and much more
  • Home to an extensive young adult book collection
  • Three tenets of the YOUmedia program:
    • Hang out with friends
    • Mess around with digital media in new ways
    • Geek out in workshops that facilitate exploration of core interests
  • Open to all high school-age Chicago teens with a valid library card

Legler Branch Library YOUmedia Renovations

  • Conversion of existing space into YOUmedia digital learning lab
  • High-tech area geared toward teen population
  • Designated space and equipment for video editing, photography, 2D and 3D design, music production, game design and much more
  • Home to an extensive young adult book collection
  • Three tenets of the YOUmedia program:
    • Hang out with friends
    • Mess around with digital media in new ways
    • Geek out in workshops that facilitate exploration of core interests
  • Open to all high school-age Chicago teens with a valid library card

Woodson Regional Library YOUmedia Renovations

  • Conversion of existing space into YOUmedia digital learning lab
  • High-tech area geared toward teen population
  • Designated space and equipment for video editing, photography, 2D and 3D design, music production, game design and much more
  • Home to an extensive young adult book collection
  • Three tenets of the YOUmedia program:
    • Hang out with friends
    • Mess around with digital media in new ways
    • Geek out in workshops that facilitate exploration of core interests
  • Open to all high school-age Chicago teens with a valid library card

Lindblom Math & Science Academy Parking Lot

The PBC completed the land acquisition, design, and construction of a city-funded, 100-space parking lot for Lindblom Math & Science Academy. This project is located adjacent to the school and Lindblom Park, improving the safety and security of school staff that park off-campus.