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CPS South Loop Elementary School

Location: Chicago, IL
Client: Chicago Public Schools
Architect: SMNG A Ltd.
Square Footage: 130,000
Year Built: 2018

The project consisted of the construction of a new 130,000 sf, 1200 student, 4-story elementary school and site improvements at 1601 S. Dearborn Street. The school project contained 40 typical classrooms, two computer classrooms, three science classrooms, two art classrooms, one music room with operable partition, warming kitchen and dining facilities, gymnatorium, library, rooftop play area, administrative center, and student services suite. Building construction contained structural steel frame, cast-in-place lateral bracing, pile foundations and an exterior cavity wall envelope of cold-formed framing and face brick veneer. Site improvements consisted of a new parking lot, stormwater management improvements, play-lot, waste/ transformer enclosure, landscape planters, site furnishings, and right-of-way improvements.