Chicago's Studio Gang Architects led by Jeanne Gang has been staying quite busy lately with multiple high-profile projects, including the supertall Wanda Vista tower in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood and a twisting, 40-story tower for San Francisco, however, the firm has just landed another major project that is set to become the "first net positive school campus in the Midwest." The Academy for Global Citizenship has announced that it has selected Studio Gang to design its new 60,000-square-foot campus on the city's southwest side. According to organization, the new charter school has been in the works for the last five years and in addition to traditional classrooms, the new campus will feature an early childhood center, a green job training center and a so-called "international learning laboratory."
At a recent fundraiser, the school collected nearly $350,000 for the project, and previously had earned a $1 Million Challenge Grant from the Hanley Foundation. There's no word just yet on when the project will break ground, but the school has previously worked with Cannon Design on some preliminary renderings for the project. Keep your eyes open for new renderings from Studio Gang which should offer a better idea and more focused picture of the school's new eco-conscious campus.
Here's a look at some earlier design renderings for the project created by Cannon Design. Note: These are not renderings from Studio Gang.
·3rd Annual Chefs' Playground Wows Guests, Raises $340,000, Announces Studio Gang Net Positive Partnership [The Academy for Global Citizenship Blog]
·Studio Gang selected to design net positive energy campus [Studio Gang]
·The Academy for Global Citizenship [Official Website]
·Academy for Global Citizenship [The Third Teacher+/Cannon Design]
·All previous Studio Gang coverage [Curbed Chicago]