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Conceived as a replacement for its 100 + year old name sake, the new District 231 Lincoln Elementary school is located on 49 acres of former agriculture land on the north side of town adjacent to the community’s High School complex. Partially funded with a 2003 state construction grant, the new PK-5 facility has three grade sections and serves over 450 students including segments for early childhood and special education. Its state-of-the-art classrooms have the latest in teaching technology and are supported by smart building automation. This enhances the learning environment and reduces long term operating costs.
The new school was laid out using sustainable design principles. The entire building is heated and cooled with ground source – or geothermal – energy. Pulling heat from over 100 deep wells on site, the school’s HVAC operates far more efficiently than its predecessor, substantially reducing the district’s energy costs.
Type of Facility: Elementary School
Area of Building: 71,961 sq ft
The School District desired to remodel and consolidate its many administration departments in one centralized location. It was decided to remodel the District’s existing administrative spaces at Washburne School to improve its efficiency and to make room for the District’s remote HR department.
Without adding additional floor area, the remodeled space features a larger main conference room, a secondary conference room, separated lunchroom and workroom, improved mechanical ventilation and lighting, and a more refined and comfortable office environment to promote employee satisfaction and productivity.
A full height “privacy wall” furniture system, complete with locking sliding doors, was used to create private offices for all employees for confidential business matters. The top portion of the privacy wall system incorporates acoustically rated glass that allows daylight into the center of the office and promotes an open feeling.
Type of Facility: Administration
Project Area: 4,400 SF
First retained by the Lake County High Schools Technical Campus in 2011, we have been actively involved with many projects on their Grayslake campus, including:
– Greenhouse improvements. We developed the remodeling plans and activity schedule for the facility greenhouse. Members of the Campus’ Building Trades class will be implementing the changes in 2014.
– Cosmetology. We conducted a planning, and programming study with department leaders, and then renovated the cosmetology department spaces according to the study’s findings.
– Auto body and repair: We made mechanical improvements to the Campus’ automotive area, by designing a new building exhaust system for the auto body and exhaust repair class bays.
Grades Served: 9-12
Number of Districts: 18
GreenAssociates provided both Construction Management and Architectural Design services for the new athletic facilities at Rochelle Township High School which opened in fall 2004.
The new complex includes a 4000 seat football stadium with press box, all weather competition track, competition baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, practice fields, and supporting locker rooms, storage buildings, and parking.
Also included on the site is a 3500 sq ft greenhouse facility supporting the school’s horticultural program.
Type of Facility: Athletic Complex
Area: 40 acres