Details have been revealed for a new school and dormitory at 6801 N California Avenue in West Ridge on the Far North Side. Located on the corner with W Pratt Boulevard not too far from the famed W Devon Avenue strip, the new school is being built by the Lubavitch Mesivta of Chicago and replacing an existing one-story strip mall recently purchased to be torn down. The Mesivta, or secondary school, is working with a local architect to construct the Yeshiva building, or school building.
The Chicago City Council has approved plans for a new daycare at 1749 N Damen Avenue in Bucktown. Located near the intersection with W Willow Street and the famed 606 trail, the proposal will demolish four-existing multi-story commercial structures that have struggled to maintain tenants, including the former home of Mindy’s Hot Chocolate. The project is being led by Kensington Schools under a new LLC, with an undisclosed architect working on its design.
The Chicago Committee on Design has reviewed updated plans for the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) within The 78 mega-development near the South Loop. It will be located on the southwestern edge of the massive site on the future extension of W 15th Street and the new Wells-Wentworth connector when all is completed. Since it is a public project, it is being led by the Illinois Capital Development Board along with Related Midwest and various educational institutions, who are working with architecture firms OMA and Jacobs on the new structure.
Steel has now risen above grade for the University Of Illinois Chicago Computer Design Research and Learning Center, a five-story addition to the existing Science and Engineering Labs building at 900 W Taylor Street in Little Italy.
Plans have been revealed for the new campus of the Pui Tak Christian School at 3118 S Canal Street in Bridgeport. Located just south of the intersection with W 31st Street, the new structure will replace two-existing buildings and a large surface parking lot in the quickly changing neighborhood. Being led by the school themselves, the internal team has partnered with both SOM and Wight and Company on the design of the upcoming facility after a multi-year $3.1 million fundraising campaign.