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WINNETKA SCHOOL DISTRICT 36 – ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

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.

Project Data
Type of Facility:    Administration
Project Area:    4,400 SF

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MARDELL M. PARKER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL – FLOSSMOOR SD 161

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!

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BRAESIDE SCHOOL RESTORATION – NORTH SHORE SCHOOL DISTRICT 112

Braeside Elementary school is an exquisite example of prairie style architecture.  Built in 1927, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The building features projecting roof planes, divided-lite windows, a rusticated natural stone base, and stucco walls with terra cotta tile accents.  Over the years, parts of the exterior fell into disrepair.

GreenAssociates was commissioned by the owner to restore the building’s historical integrity.  We worked closely with contractors to create appropriate stucco mixes for each area of the building.  Degraded surfaces were either replaced or repaired and the entire building underwent a non-destructive cleaning process.  Missing terra cotta accents were carefully matched and replaced.

Windows were scraped, repaired, spot primed, and painted.  All glazing sealants were replaced with modern high-performance compounds.  Roof, parapet and soffit reconstruction was completed using material consistent with the building’s aesthetic.

Project Data
Type of Facility:    Elementary School
Grades:    K-5

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