UNO Galewood Elementary School
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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 Photography
Rendering
UrbanWorks and Hoffman Visualization
Project Inititation
2011
Completion of Work
2012
Site Area
56,000 sf (building)

A three-story concrete structure punctuated by a soaring glass and wood panel-clad multi-use space creates a vibrant, visually appealing identity that reflects UNO’s strong community-based vision for aspiring achievement within the Hispanic community. All common spaces are situated on the ground floor so they can be used by neighborhood organizations during off-class hours. Eighteen classrooms and associated educational spaces for up to 600 students are located on the second floor.

The LEED Silver design uses wood finish panels to provide sunscreening on the south façade. The iconic building’s aesthetic and materials will reflect UNO’s philosophy of honesty and transparency.

Awards and Publications

'A' For Architecture: Lee Bey at WBEZ features UNO Galewood in an article, October 3, 2012