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The 36,000 square foot, LEED Silver, two-story addition doubles the size of this neighborhood elementary school. The building’s massing and the masonry color palette work to complement the existing building. The functional program generally follows Chicago Public Schools design guidelines and standard classroom modules with some modifications to fit into the existing site constraints. The new building features eight new classrooms, a computer lab, science lab, offices and a full cafeteria with standard CPS warming kitchen. Other amenities include a new accessible entrance, elevator, vegetated green roof, and playground. The site landscaping is lush with native plants, a garden, and many sustainable design features.
Project Manager for the Architect of Record from the Schematic Design Phase through the Construction Documents Phase. Led the in-house project delivery effort and was the main contact with the Public Building Commission.
Firm: Altus Works
For a profile of Chicago Public School’s Walter Payton College Prep Project, go here. For information on other educational and related work (including childcare, libraries and other civic projects), go to my Projects Page.