Northside School

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Designed for a public school district, the Northside School (pre-K - 8) is a demonstration project for student accessibility and small-school approach. Plywood ceilings line the roof for the length of the building, folding to enhance light and shadow and mark programmed spaces. 

Clusters of classrooms form learning neighborhoods with a mix of grade levels.  Indoor playspace and outdoor discovery areas foster strong indoor/outdoor and community connections. 

 

STATUS
NEA Competition Winner 2000

LOCATION
Chicago, Illinois

CLIENT
Chicago Public School District

PROGRAM
110,000 SF, 800 Student School

PRESS
Architecture for Education
An Elementary School Paradigm? A New Approach for Chicago Public Schools, tanley Collyer

SEE ALSO
Educational
PS1 Elementary School
John Adams Middle School
Geffen Academy at UCLA
Oakwood School