ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL ANNEX

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ADDITION/RECREATIONAL FACILITY

This project for a historic Chicago Public School included a phased renovation and new addition to the existing facility. Work was completed over two years while the original school remained occupied. The assignment for a new full-service cooking kitchen, dining room, art, science, and music room was configured to permit dual use of the dining room as a gymnasium within the confines of the original project budget.

 

The new addition is conceived of two volumes, one of brick masonry and the other of interlocking glass and metal intended to celebrate and contrast the ornate 1890s school to which it is joined. The building was designed to achieve a LEED for Schools 2009 Silver rating.

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Owner 

Public Building Commission of Chicago
50 W. Washington, Rm. 200
Chicago, IL 60602

Budget 

$7,400,000

Size 

19,053 SF

Completion Date 

2014

Key Staff 

Kenneth Schroeder, Director
Todd Niemiec, Project Manager
Molly Kinsella, Project Architect
Chey Hsiao Taylor, LEED Coordinator

Awards 

2014 Silver Design Award
Association of Licensed Architects (ALA)