George Westinghouse College Prep

LEED Certified: GOLD

Mayor Richard M. Daley rang the bell on the first day of school for the 242,500 sq-ft; 2-story masonry building which will serve as a college preparatory high school and career academy. The new school building replaces the adjacent existing school. The building includes state-of-the-art science labs; computer labs; classroom facilities; administrative offices; a 500 seat auditorium; and an interior courtyard with landscaping.
Parking for 75 vehicles is included. The project also includes a 5-lane swimming pool and gymnasium with locker facilities and a kitchen. After demo of the former school the final phase will include additional parking and an outdoor athletic complex.

Langston Hughes Elementary School

LEED Certified: Gold

This one story 103,000 SF elementary school designed for 840 Pre-K through 8th grade students. Twenty percent (20%) of the student population have special needs requirements. This state-of-the-art school will include 30 classrooms; Music, Science, Art, Library, Dining, and Gymnasium. The exterior finish will be mostly a masonry material. This site will have two parking lots, playground areas, and an accessible ball field.

LEED Features: The Discovery Garden of native plantings will be watered with rain water captured in a cistern, and the play areas use high reflectivity pavement to reduce urban heat island effects. This project has a target goal of LEED “Silver” Certification.


  • 2010 Silver Medal Association of Licensed Architects in recognition of superior achievement and professional design excellence
  • 2010 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design (3rd Place)

Norwood Park Senior Satellite Center

LEED Certified

This 7,044 square foot senior satellite center will be constructed on Park District property adjoining the existing Fieldhouse. Upon completion, this senior center will offer fitness classes, computer classes, a dining room where hot meals will be served and health screenings for the elderly to the community.

LEED Features: This project will achieve the PBC’s goal for LEED “Silver” Certification.

Beverly Branch Library


Based on the prototype design, this new 16,350-square-foot, 1-story full service branch library, housing the District Office and Storage, will have on-site parking for 21 vehicles, a landscaped reading garden and improvements to the public way.

LEED Features: This project is designed to achieve LEED Certification.

Southwest Vehicle Maintenance Facility


State-of-the-art masonry and steel fleet maintenance facility for maintaining and washing of refuse trucks and off-road equipment. The basement area provides service capabilities for refuse trucks and off-road equipment. It will have surface parking for 54 vehicles, staging area for 31 City refuse trucks and/or off-road equipment, and 17 Service Bays on a 4.26 acre site. It will include a Lunch Room, Administrative Offices, Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms, a Tool Crib, Parts Area with a Parts Office, Machine Shop and Equipment Wash Bay.

LEED Features: The LEED goal is “Silver” Certification for this facility and will incorporate a solar thermal water heating system.

Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy

LEED Certified: GOLD

Open for the 2009 school year this school is the L shaped prototypical design to serve 900 students, ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade. The 106,000-square-foot, three-story, steel frame and masonry construction building includes science, computer, music, and art classrooms, in addition to library, gymnasium, and dining facilities. There is parking to accommodate 222 vehicles for the new school and adjacent Hanson Stadium.

LEED Features: This building incorporates the sustainable design criteria required by the USGBC to achieve LEED “Silver” Certification, including 25% green roof.

Irene C. Hernandez Middle School for the Advancement of the Sciences

LEED Certified GOLD

This project will implement the ‘L’ shaped prototypical design to serve 1230 students, ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade. This 130,000 SF, three-story, 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 25% green roof.

7th District Police Station

LEED Certified GOLD

Mayor Daley opened the new Englewood Station on March 21, 2009.

The New 7th District Police Station will be located on the northwest corner of South Loomis and West 63rd Street. PD #7 will accommodate approximately 247 parking spaces located on the 4 acre site. PD #7 is a 2 story, 44,000-square-foot masonry structure.

The Program for PD #7 includes a Spacious Public Lobby, a Community Room, Community Relations Offices, Administrative Offices, Male and Female Locker Rooms for 400 Officers, Workout Room, and Garage Space, a Lock-Up Containing 12 Cells and 4 Group Holding Cells, Pre-Processing and Processing Areas, and a Sallyport. The facility also includes state-of-the-art command and communication infrastructure, and video arraignment linking the lock-up to the courtroom.

The new station will be twice the size of the current Englewood District Police Station that was built in 1954 at 6120 South Racine Ave.

LEED Features: This project is designed to achieve the goal of LEED “Gold” Certification and includes a “Green” roof over 50% of the roof area, a turbine generator waste heat recovery system, and a sophisticated building energy management system.


  • American Council of Engineering Companys – Illinois Engineering Merit Award

Engine Company 102

LEED Certified GOLD

A 14,000-square-foot, one-story masonry Fire Station, based on the prototype design. Lessons learned from previous engine company projects have been incorporated into the design. The project includes surface parking for 32 cars and it is situated on a 1.05 acre site.

The facility features oversized doors to accommodate today’s larger emergency vehicles, a circular driveway for safer and faster ingress and egress of the facility, a state-of-the-art emergency communication system, a state-of-the-art watch tower, firefighter and officer quarters, bathroom and locker-room facilities for men and women and a workout facility.

LEED Features: This facility will include a solar thermal domestic water heating system and will achieve LEED “Silver” Certification.