BIG SHOULDERS, SMALL SCHOOLS
JLGA was selected as a finalist in the Chicago Public Schools Design Competition, "Big Shoulders, Small Schools".
The objective of the competition was to produce innovative, high-quality designs that incorporate the latest educational philosophies with universal design. The design utilizes barrier-free circulation spaces within a single building to create distinct educational communities linked via interior "bridges" and "roads".
Individuality, community and educational exploration were some of the thematic experiences incorporated into the architectural design of the school.