The Waukegan School District was in need of additional Early Childhood space. A shuttered US Army Reserve Armory was acquired by the District and GreenAssociates was given the commission for its rehabilitation.
The renovated building features a new bus drop off lane along with an ADA compliant approach and entry. Inside are seven classrooms, a conference room, three offices and two sets of restrooms. The old drill hall will be re-purposed as a multipurpose room.
The interior surfaces of the building will be removed and replaced with painted drywall partitions, acoustical ceiling panels, and resilient floor tiles. Casework will be installed in the classrooms and ceramic tile applied to restroom walls and floor. New water service, a complete renewal of the mechanical and plumbing systems and the installation and/or upgrade of lighting, voice, data, fire alarm, sprinkler system and electrical services will complete the internal build-out.
A portion of the building will remain for future development.
Type of Facility: Early Education
Area of Building: 25,290 sq ft
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
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.
Type of Facility: New Service Center
Project Size: 8,800 sq ft
Construction Start: June 2009
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.
Type of Facility: Middle School
Grades Served: 6-8
Area of Addition: 12,510
Area of Renovation: 12,095
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.
Type of Facility: High School
Marseilles Elementary School District 150’s single school building was flooded in April 2013, when river barges were tore free of their tug and slammed into the town’s dam and levies. The resulting breach flooded over 200 homes as well as the basement and first level of the school.
GreenAssociates was on site the morning flood waters began to recede. Working closely with the District’s administration, a plan was developed to assess, coordinate, diagram, and put in place remediation measures for the school.
Clean up and construction work through the summer and fall allowing students to return to their classrooms the third week of January 2014.
Type of Facility Elementary School
Grades Served K-8
Area of Restoration 50,579 sq ft
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
Type of Facility: Elementary
Area: 58,675 SF
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.
Facilities: Middle School and Elementary School
Grades Served: PreK-8
Area of Addition: 17,960 sf
Area of Renovation: 23,200 sf
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.
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.
Type of Facility: Middle School
Area of Addition: 23,300 sq ft