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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
We wanted to put up a few photos of our project going on at Mardell M. Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor which includes new upgraded classrooms, art studio, front facade as well as new mechanical, electrical and plumbing.
While this is just the shell of a learning environment you can really start to imagine it full of students!