The new Tarkington Elementary School is the first in the Chicago Public Schools system to have the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. With a building area approximately 134,000-square-feet, the school sits on a 9.82-acre site.
The new two-story elementary school include art, music and science classrooms, a full-serving kitchen and dining facilities, a multipurpose room and a field house that will be shared by the Chicago Park District. The project also involved improvements to Marquette Park, including a new soccer field.
- 2007 Citation of Merit for Sustainable Design from AIA Chicago