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Beard Elementary School

Chicago

location

Chicago, IL


project completion

2020


size

17,000 SF


type

Education


Beard Elementary School

The new Beard Pre-K Center Annex is a 17,000 SF is one story fiber-cement clad Pre-K center addition to the existing Daniel C Beard Elementary School.

In order to situate the new annex on the already constrained site along with a new parking lot, the typical annex approach has been modified by relocating 4 classrooms. This extends the length of the new building to better fit the proportions of the site while also introducing a shared courtyard between the two schools. This courtyard allows for a protected social learning space for children to play outdoors.

Programmatically, the annex is split into an administration wing and an instructional wing. The classrooms in this instructional wing are organized along a partially double-loaded corridor that opens to the shared courtyard, allowing ample daylight to fill the interior of the school.

partners in charge

Luis Collado

Jose Luis de la Fuente


technical director

Tracy Salvia

Wade Splinter


project manager

Victoria Wojtowicz


lead designer

Brian Koehler


team

Marcos Alvarez

Chen Ding

Ana Sanchez Iza

WenJie Zheng