Architrave

UNO Charter School

Chicago, Illinois


owner:

UNO Charter Schools

design team

Design-Builder -
The George Sollitt Construction Co.
Lead Architect -
Architrave, Ltd.
Lead Engineer -
CSA Group
Landscape / Civil Engineer -
Terra Engineering, ltd.

project description:

The renovation of two existing connected industrial buildings to house three small Charter Schools, two grade schools and one high school. The competition participants were charged with creating a design that established a strong connection between the school and the surrounding community.

design solutions:

Architrave proposed demolishing the smaller, less workable building and erecting a new multilevel structure to accommodate the larger programs, aid in accessibility, and create readily adaptable space for both the community and the school population.