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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!






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.

Project Data
Type of Facility:    Athletic Complex
Grades:    9-12
Area:    40 acres

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The Winnetka Park District conducted a 12 month study to determine the feasibility and placement of a Service Center for the District’s golf and parks operations.  Opting for good stewardship and operating efficiency, the Park District directed the project meet LEED Gold Certification standards.

The building was located on a brownfield site, atop a capped landfill adjacent to the Village of Winnetka’s Public Works Facility.   On the outside, rain water storage cisterns, water efficient vegetation, fixed exterior sun shading, and other sustainable design strategies were used to garner LEED points.  Inside, low flow fixtures, energy efficient lighting, low emitting materials, and ‘smart’ lighting and thermal controls were used throughout the facility.

The new Service Center includes an office area with work stations, conference room, locker rooms and storage, and a work bay with a vehicle maintenance area, workshop and dedicated equipment and storage spaces.

Project Data
Type of Facility:    New Service Center
Project Size:    8,800 sq ft
Construction Start:    June 2009

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The George Washington Middle School was recently expanded and remodeled to accommodate the increased enrollment in the Lyons Elementary School District.

Several new classrooms and an art room were included as part of the school’s new south addition.  The existing school building was reconfigured by the relocation of the nurse’s office, the creation of a new Multi-Purpose Room supporting district presentations and assemblies, and the installation of a full preparation kitchen.

Other building improvements include ceiling and lighting upgrades, locker replacements, and improved student resource classrooms.   The new covered main entry provided an improved school image and much needed protection from the weather for students.

Project Data
Type of Facility:    Middle School
Grades Served:    6-8
Area of Addition:   12,510
Area of Renovation:    12,095

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As District 170’s architect since 1993, GreenAssociates has worked on multiple improvements to the historic Dixon High School.
The district is proud of the historic nature of the high school and strives to provide improvements that will both preserve the building and improve the learning environment.
Repair and restoration of the tile roof and tuck pointing of exterior masonry have helped preserve the historic character of the school.

The addition of an elevator and improvements to electrical systems have allowed the school to maintain compliance with accessibility and life safety standards.

Project Data
Type of Facility:    High School
Grades:    9-12
Students:    1000

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District 34 found their population was growing and curriculum changing.  A study, under the leadership of the superintendent and school board, concluded that the district needed additional facilities with an emphasis on early education.

Hillcrest sits on a beautiful but challenging site of changing elevation, wooded areas, and  wetlands.  The  design accommodates the building,   circulation, playing fields, and access while being sensitive to the surroundings.

The design of the school reflects a residential scale in order to make the large building more accessible to the grade-level students it will serve.  The plan is divided into four “houses” or groups of classrooms, an administrative and library area, and a Multi-Purpose Room.

Exterior materials for the building were chosen to be economical, durable, and to reflect the natural materials of the wooded site

Project Data
Type of Facility:    Elementary
Grades:    PreK-1
Area:   58,675 SF

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Located in suburban DuPage County, Illinois, the Gower School District has long enjoyed stable enrollment and academic success.  Taking positive steps to improve its curriculum and continue as a 21st Century learning center, Gower School District 62 embarked on a renovation and expansion program for their two schools.

Their middle school’s exploratory programs of Industrial Tech, Art, and Consumer Science, along with three Science labs, were enlarged and updated. An auxiliary gym and fitness room were added on the building’s east side by the existing gym and locker rooms. Life safety improvements were made throughout the school.

Gower West, the District’s elementary school, received health life safety improvements.  To better support the District’s academic mission, three of its existing classrooms were renovated and repurposed as two Early Childhood Center classrooms.

Project Data
Facilities:    Middle School and Elementary School
Grades Served:    PreK-8
Area of Addition:    17,960 sf
Area of Renovation:    23,200 sf

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To improve the size and quality of classroom and encore spaces, District 70 chose to demolish the aging front section of Highland and rebuild.

The addition follows a similar footprint as the former building, but increases classroom size and corridor width while relocating the main entry and office.

The addition includes 6 classrooms and administration, while renovated spaces include 4 classrooms, 4 science labs, 2 computer labs, art, and theater.

The materials of the front facade tie  the addition to the existing school, and the new canopy provides both a visual focus and a defined entry point.

Project Data
Type of Facility:    Middle School
Grades:    6-8
Project Area:    49,400 SFSD 70 Highland MS Exterior 2-std SD 70 Highland MS Exterior 1-lrg SD 70 Highland MS Exterior 4-std SD 70 Highland MS Lobby-std SD 70 Highland MS LRC Upper-std


After years of steady growth and state mandated curriculum changes, McCracken Middle School became overcrowded.  To ease the space crunch, the Board of Education and the community agreed to provide students and teachers with much needed additional teaching and learning spaces.

Blending seamlessly with the existing school building, the new two story addition began in November 2007 and added three science labs, one general use classroom, a multipurpose room, a technology lab, and a space for the school’s instrumental music program.

Students welcome the new space; they can do their science experiments in real working science labs and practice their instruments in a dedicated acoustically tuned space after years of rehearsing in halls and cafeteria.

Project Data

Type of Facility:    Middle School
Grades:    6-8
Area of Addition:    23,300 sq ft

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The Evanston Township High School Student Success Center project was conceived to address several programmatic shortfalls within the school.

In their ongoing commitment to provide 21st century learning environments for their students, the district’s leadership commissioned GreenAssociates to create a central gathering area from existing, underutilized space, for students to use for small group study, homework and socializing.
The project began with a floor to ceiling, wall to wall gutting of 16,000 SF of interior space.  The new area features soft seating and carpeted floors, a beamed ceiling with a cloud shaped multi-layered drop in ceiling grid, glass hall dividers and support offices on its opposite ends.

Five enclosed study centers line one side of the space and four small group meeting areas are arranged near the middle.  The entire space is equipped with WiFi.

Project Data
Type of Facility:    High School
Grades Served:    9-12
Area of Restoration:    16,000 sq ft

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