UNO Galewood Elementary School

A soaring glass and wood paneled multi-use space punctuates the horizontally oriented three-story classroom block of this new elementary school for UNO. The signature space reflects the organization’s community-based vision for inspiring achievement in the city’s Hispanic community. Common spaces are concentrated on the ground floor to facilitate use by neighborhood organizations during off-class hours. Eighteen classrooms and associated educational spaces accommodate 600 students on the upper floors.

Wood panels provide sun screening on the south façade, reflecting the building’s sustainable features that achieved LEED Silver certification.

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS:
2013 ALA Gold Medal Design Award
‘A’ For Architecture: Lee Bey at WBEZ features UNO Galewood in an article, October 3, 2012

LOCATION: Chicago, IL
CLIENT: 
FH Paschen
ARCHITECT: 
UrbanWorks, Ltd.
CONSULTING FIRMS: 
C.E. Anderson & Associates, CivCon Services, Inc., Eco Vidal Design, MVP Services Group, Primera Engineers, Shiner+Associates, Inc., Terry Guen Design Associates
PHOTOGRAPHY: Christopher Barrett
RENDERING: UrbanWorks and Hoffman Visualization
PROJECT INITIATION: 2011
COMPLETION OF WORK: 2012
SITE AREA: 56,000 SF (building)