Benito Juarez High School

Chicago, Illinois


Chicago Public Schools

design team:

Managing Architect:
Architect of Record: Architrave, Ltd.
Structural & MEPFP - Globetrotters Engineering Corp.
Civil/Landscape - Terra Engineers, Ltd. Landscape (Blue Island Plaza)- Site Design Group
Theater - Schuler Shook
Audio and Acoustical- Shen Milsom Wilke
Hardware - George Krug

project description:

New 63,000 SF two-story performing arts addition containing a 500-seat auditorium and 9 classrooms and renovation of the existing 144,000 SF high school building primarily including upgrades and replacement of major mechanical and electrical systems.

design solutions:

Through annexation of adjacent industrial land, a unique urban campus is created at Juarez High School. Academic structures, including the new performing arts addition located along the site's southern edge help buffer campus open areas from busy Cermak Road. Campus open areas include: an academic plaza and athletic fields as well as a new civic plaza located along Blue Island Ave. memorializing Hispanic heritage.