Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Paideia Academy

7511 South Shore Drive

This project will implement the ‘C’ shaped prototypical design to serve 900 students, ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade. This 106,000 SF, three floor, steel frame and masonry construction building will include science, computer, music, and art classrooms, in addition to library, gymnasium, and dining facilities.

LEED features: This prototype building is targeted to achieve LEED for Schools minimum “Silver” level certification, including 50% green roof.


  • 2012 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Illinois Engineering Merit Award
  • 2011 Chicago Architecture Foundation Patron of the Year Nomination
7511 South Shore Drive
Ward 7: South Shore