At our Chefs’ Playground event last week, we announced our partnership with Studio Gang to build the state’s first net positive energy school building, a replicable new model for public school building that will be built on the Southwest side.
“We are excited to share the news that Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects will be leading the design of Chicago’s greenest campus. Not only will the space blaze a bright new trail for educating students, it will bridge vital needs of the community as well,” commented board member Amanda Hanley.
The future 60,000 square foot campus will include classrooms, an international learning laboratory, a teacher professional development center, an early childhood center, and an urban food production center.
The new campus will create spaces for learning that break down barriers between kids – barriers like ethnicity, national origin, gender identification, or income – vital in bringing about an equitable, sustainable society for future generations.