Esmond Elementary School Annex

“These state-of-the-art facilities expand opportunities for students to develop a passion for lifelong learning while laying the foundation for future success.”

– LaTanya D. McDade, Chicago Public Schools Chief Education Officer

The two-story, 20,000-square-foot annex at Esmond Elementary School replaced a deteriorating, stand-alone modular building. The annex includes a standard classroom, computer lab, science lab, art room with storage, library, kitchen and dining area, administrative office, restrooms, building storage, an elevator and building support space. The project also included a renovated parking lot, refuse enclosure, stormwater management infrastructure, a new outdoor playground, community garden, and a turf field. Renovations to the existing building included a new roof and repairs to the exterior envelope. The annex opened in January 2019, in time for students returning from winter break.

“An investment in our children is an investment in the future of Chicago. Together with Alderman O’Shea, we are proud to bring new state-of-the-art facilities and the extra space necessary to the support students and families on the southwest side.”

– Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Esmond is a “Level 1-plus” rated school, the highest level in Chicago Public Schools’ performance rankings.


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View this project’s contract details here.

This project was included in the PBC’s 2018 Year in Review. Click here to view all the projects completed in 2018.

Mt. Greenwood Elementary School Annex

The two-story, 27,000-square-foot annex at Mt. Greenwood Elementary School includes thirteen standard classrooms, a science lab, administrative space, restrooms and an elevator. Inside the existing school building, two classrooms have been converted to lunchroom space to expand dining capacity. Site improvements include the removal of a modular classroom building and the installation of a new parking lot and playground.

“An investment in our children is an investment in the future of Chicago. Together with Alderman O’Shea, we are proud to bring new state-of-the-art facilities and the extra space necessary to the support students and families on the southwest side.”

– Mayor Rahm Emanuel

This is the PBC’s third construction project at Mt. Greenwood Elementary School; the first two projects were a linked annex and a modular building.


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View the contract details for Mt. Greenwood’s vertical construction here.
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This project was included in the PBC’s 2018 Year in Review. Click here to view all the projects completed in 2018.

Prussing Elementary School Annex

“If we want our students to receive the best education, then they must learn in the best environment. Today, we start to write a new chapter to do just that.”

– Prussing Principal Dr. George Chipain

Ernst Prussing Elementary School is known for its cultural diversity—the student body speaks 24 languages and comes from 37 countries. In 2018, the school achieved a “Level 1-plus” rating, the highest level in Chicago Public Schools’ performance rankings.

However, the temporary classroom buildings on the school’s campus showed a need for more space. Additionally, the 1926 school building had undergone nine decades of structural wear and tear, and its asphalt site was prone to flooding. The PBC’s work at Prussing Elementary School not only reduced overcrowding, but also repaired structural defects and reinvigorated the campus grounds.

The new annex at Prussing Elementary School is a 23,000-square-foot facility featuring two standard classrooms, a computer lab, science room, art room, and music room. The single-story annex also houses restrooms, a kitchen and dining area, administrative office and an elevator, creating a new, ADA-accessible route into the school.

The scope of work at Prussing Elementary School also included renovation work in the legacy building.  The old cafeteria, about the size of two classrooms, limited the number of students who could eat together, and slowed down kitchen staff. The new dining room and kitchen enable the entire school to eat meals over three lunch periods, improving staff efficiency.  The old cafeteria has been converted into kindergarten classrooms.

Structural repairs were made to the existing school building, including exterior masonry repairs and roof replacement. In addition, the existing modular buildings were removed, and a new parking lot, turf field, landscaping and paving were added to the site. These site improvements have dual importance: expanding the play area for students and managing stormwater to prevent flooding of neighborhood homes.

“The Prussing annex brings the extra space and modern facilities necessary for students and students to focus on their education. Prussing students now have a space that matches the first-rate education they are earning.”

– 45th Ward Alderman John Arena


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View this project’s contract details here.

This project was included in the PBC’s 2018 Year in Review. Click here to view all the projects completed in 2018.

Ebinger Elementary School Annex

The new annex at Christian Ebinger Elementary School is a 32,000-square-foot, two-story facility with 7 standard and 3 special needs classrooms. The annex also houses a science and computer labs, an art room, restrooms, administrative space, and a multipurpose room with attached kitchen. Inside the existing school building, the old kitchen and dining area have been converted into two classrooms. Site improvements consist of the removal of modular classrooms and the installation of a new parking lot, turf field and playground.

“The new annex brings to life a community vision for the future of our Ebinger students, who are achieving record academic success. This important investment will help set the foundation for our students to thrive for generations to come.”

– 41st Ward Alderman Anthony Napolitano


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View the contract details for Ebinger’s vertical construction here.
View the contract details for Ebinger’s site preparation here.

This project was included in the PBC’s 2018 Year in Review. Click here to view all the projects completed in 2018.

Lincoln Park High School Renovation

The PBC recently completed the $20 million renovation at Lincoln Park High School. This project included interior and exterior renovations to the existing three-story masonry main building and the separate two-story annex building

The exterior renovations consisted of masonry work, roof and window repairs along with work on the existing drainage system and water infiltration in the main building.

“Infrastructure is not generally something you get excited about. But when you have an older building it’s nice to have all the necessary repairs. The drama workshop is something I’m especially excited about, because even though we’ve had a very strong program for quite a while, it was basically all kind of squished together into one classroom. So now they have a classroom section and workshop section. It’s a really nice upgrade to that program, and it’s well-deserved.”

– Lincoln Park High School Principal Michael Boraz

The interior renovations extended to a new drama lab/makers space and distance learning lab. The music and weight rooms were relocated. In addition, renovation took place in the school’s gymnasium, cafeteria, kitchen, severy and common areas.


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This project was included in the PBC’s 2018 Year in Review. Click here to view all the projects completed in 2018.

 

Sheridan Math and Science Academy Annex

Mark Sheridan Math & Science Academy’s commitment to student achievement has been bolstered with a 9,000-square-foot annex housing a gymnasium and STEM classroom. The annex opened for the start of the 2018 academic year. PBC’s work at Sheridan also included the installation of a new elevator, parking lot upgrades, landscaping, ornamental fencing and a new turf play area.

“This investment in our community has given Sheridan students the opportunity to take on new academic and athletic challenges. The new annex is a staple not only for our students, but for our families and our communities as well.”

– 11th Ward Alderman Patrick Thompson


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View this project’s contract details here.

This project was included in the PBC’s 2018 Year in Review. Click here to view all the projects completed in 2018.

Douglas Park Facility Rehabilitation

Located in North Lawndale, Douglas Park is an historic regional park that offers many recreational and cultural opportunities for park patrons. The fieldhouse houses two gymnasiums, an auditorium, computer lab, fitness center, kitchen, grand ballroom and meeting rooms.

PBC’s work at Douglas Park’s historic fieldhouse included new concrete, brick and masonry restoration, renovations to the roof and gutters, plumbing infrastructure improvements and electrical upgrades.


This project is part of Chicago Park District’s “Save Chicago’s Treasures” initiative.

This project was included in the PBC’s 2018 Year in Review. Click here to view all the projects completed in 2018.

Kedzie Avenue Bus Garage

The work at the Kedzie Bus Garage included the replacement of the bus washers and associated infrastructure upgrades to support the nation’s second-largest public transportation system.


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This project was included in the PBC’s 2018 Year in Review. Click here to view all the projects completed in 2018.

77th Street Bus Garage

The work at the 77th Street Bus Garage includes the replacement of two bus washers and associated infrastructure upgrades as well as the installation of twelve new high-speed overhead doors. This modernization work help[s to improve the efficiency of the nation’s second-largest public transportation system.


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This project was included in the PBC’s 2018 Year in Review. Click here to view all the projects completed in 2018.

Dore Elementary School

The new John C. Dore Elementary School is home to 32 standard academic classrooms, six Pre-K/Kindergarten classrooms, and four diverse learner classrooms. Three science labs, three computer classrooms, two art rooms, and a music room with operable partition provide students with the resources for an optimal learning experience. The three-story, 114,000-square-foot facility also houses a library, kitchen and dining facilities, an administrative center, and a student services suite. A gymnasium with stage and turf play field fulfill CPS’s commitment to sports and physical activities. Further site improvements include a parking lot, play lot, landscaping and right-of-way improvements.

“In the 18 years that I’ve worked construction, I have never worked on a project so close to my house. I ride my bike when the weather is nice. There are so many kids in the neighborhood—we definitely need this school. I’m glad to be part of a project that is benefitting the children in my community.”

– Eduardo Flores, Plasterer with 18 years experience


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View the contract details for this project here.

This project was included in the PBC’s 2018 Year in Review. Click here to view all the projects completed in 2018.