With structural work now filled, out the Bennett Day School at 955 W Grand Avenue in West Town is expanding its existing 50,000 square foot facility to nearly double its size. This independent PreK-12 school, now serving around 320 students, plans to increase its capacity to 600.
An informational outreach meeting has been announced for the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) at 1519 S Wells Street within The 78. Located just south of the South Loop and off of the recently completed Wells-Wentworth connector, DPI is set to be the first building within the proposed megadevelopment. The project is being spearheaded by the Illinois Capital Development Board and Related Midwest, with architecture firms OMA and Jacobs working on its design.
Initial funding was approved for the new BandWith Chicago headquarters at 134 S California Avenue in East Garfield Park. Bound by W Wilcox Street to the north and W Adams Street to the south, the new center will redevelop an existing industrial building with a sawtooth roof. The project is being developed by the non-profit organization BandWith and is being designed by Lamar Johnson Collaborative.
The exterior facade work of the new Computer Design Research and Learning Center at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), located at 900 W Taylor Street in Little Italy, is nearing exterior completion. The five-story educational addition will seamlessly connect with the pre-existing Science and Engineering Labs building, further augmenting UIC’s capabilities in its computer science curriculum and associated research endeavors.
Plans have been announced for the renovation and expansion of the current athletic facilities within the DePaul University Campus in Lincoln Park. Located at 2300 N Sheffield Avenue just north of the intersection with W Belden Avenue, the work comes after an 18-month period of internal and community discussions according to the university’s press release. Both phases of work are being designed by Antunovich Associates and HNTB.