Educational

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Ogden School

JOB NAME:
Ogden School
LOCATION:
Chicago, IL
ARCHITECT:
Nagle, Hartray, Danker, Kagan, McKay, Penny, Ltd
JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Ogden School is located at 24 W. Walton Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast Neighborhood. The 156,000 square foot Ogden International School is a state of the art facility with underground parking, rooftop recreational area, and a large area devoted to a green rooftop. This beautiful all brick building is quite a masterpiece. The exterior masonry has an interesting mix of masonry details, shapes, and shades. The bold brick bands are softened by the bull nose brick corner and jamb detailing. The use of salvaged limestone and granite panels from the original school building adds a welcomed tie of the past and the new. This project was awarded the 2012 Brick in Architecture Award for Best in Class: Educational Category.

UIC South Campus

JOB NAME:
UIC South Campus
LOCATION:
Chicago, IL
ARCHITECT:
HOK
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Positioned within the urban fabric of Chicago's South side, this mixed-use building crafts a new identity for the UIC South Campus - providing student housing, meeting areas and convocation facilities under one roof. Using brick to achieve a LEED Silver status, Illinois Masonry Corp., along with the architect created a structure that speaks to its city environment through a delicate rhythm of brick and glass.

Hickory Creek Middle School

JOB NAME:
Hickory Creek Middle School
LOCATION:
Frankfort, IL
ARCHITECT:
FGM Architects, Inc.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
While this new middle school in Frankfort, IL is an expansive 180,000 square feet, the architects made clever use of the "school within a school" concept to divide the facility into smaller elements that are organized by function, yet connected by a main spine running through the campus. The artfully articulated facades with tri-color brick banding underscore the relentless design flexibility of the brick. Sliding and overlapping planes of thoughtfully colored brick define the elevation, making this school an architectural standout.

Holy Family Lutheran Elementary

JOB NAME:
Holy Family Lutheran Elementary
LOCATION:
Chicago, IL
ARCHITECT:
FGM Architects, Inc.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
This 45,000 square foot elementary school serves as an uplifting boost to underprivileged children on the west side of Chicago. An economical example of a landmark building, this conspicuous structure could never be confused with any other. The incomparable use of form and pattern in the brick results in a dramatic and expressive composition. This design is inspiring to students that could easily be spending their days in a less visually stimulating school setting.

Big Hollow Elementary

OB NAME:
Big Hollow Elementary
LOCATION:
Ingleside, IL
ARCHITECT:
RuckPate Architecture
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Since the new elementary school and the existing primary school would be closely connected, the brick for the new elementary school had to be chosen very carefully, in order to match the brick of the existing primary school. This involved a careful review of the same brick to slightly adjust the light dark mix for a more precise match. During installation, Illinois Masonry Corp. was able to accomplish this task as the new and existing facilities correspond perfectly. Masonry piers coupled with a projected roof help define the main entrance at a glance.

Big Hollow Middle School

JOB NAME:
Big Hollow Middle School
LOCATION:
Ingleside, IL
ARCHITECT:
RuckPate Architecture
JOB DESCRIPTION:
To construct this new middle school, Illinois Masonry Corp. utilized the same base brick color of the primary and elementary schools. This aided in maintaining a campus feel, and adding life to the larger wall areas while expanding the palette with complementary colors. Slight articulation of the wall planes and the introduction of stone sills and bands provided some variety and helped break up the larger volumes of the building as well. Masonry piers coupled with roof overhangs help define the main and public entrances.

University Center of Lake County

JOB NAME:
University Center of Lake County
LOCATION:
Grayslake, IL
ARCHITECT:
Legat Architects, Inc.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
A key challenge called for designing a facility that complements, but stands apart from the adjacent College of Lake County buildings. A formal brick facade responds. The brick matches the color of other campus buildings, yet is positioned in different patterns. Designers devoted a great deal of attention to exterior masonry details, and Illinois Masonry Corp. played an important role in making this a reality. Bands of protruding lighter brick run through the brown brick. Also, alternating bands of recessed, level, and protruding brick wrap around each corner. At the entry, a pattern of small glass block panels in the masonry exposes light at night.

Loyola University

JOB NAME:
Loyola University
LOCATION:
Chicago, IL
ARCHITECT:
Solomon Cordwell Buenz
JOB DESCRIPTION:
To update the biology department's teaching facilities and accommodate the growing number of Natural Science majors, Power Construction Co. retained Illinois Masonry Corp. to construct one of the first new campus facilities in many years. In addition, the 5-story building is connected via a bridge and tunnel to Damen and Flanner Halls, making transportation of scientific material easier and creating a gateway to a "science triangle".

Harper College

JOB NAME:
Harper College
LOCATION:
Palatine, Illinois
ARCHITECT:
Avanté Center for Science, Health Careers and Emerging Technologies
JOB DESCRIPTION:
This new academic facility at Harper College cohesively integrates more than a dozen educational health, science and technology programs into a single building which establishes a new benchmark for academic excellence, student collaboration and environmental stewardship. The project also incorporates many sustainable design strategies. In particular is the ventilated exterior cladding system that encloses the classroom wings.

Originally intended as three separate building programs, it was determined that a combined single building offered economic efficiencies and a unique environment to promote student and faculty interaction. The objective was satisfied through a number of programmatic and design features which include a 600' long multi-story concourse, a computer "mega lab" that provides flexible teaching space, and faculty offices located along major circulation paths in close proximity to classrooms and labs.

Glenview Middle School

JOB NAME:
Glenview Middle School
LOCATION:
Glenview, IL
ARCHITECT:
Ruck/Pate Architecture
JOB DESCRIPTION:
The combination of the 2 color brick and precast for this new school accented the large windows and metal canopy's making this school a one of a kind structure. Not looking like you typical school environment.

McHenry West High School

JOB NAME:
McHenry West High School
LOCATION:
McHenry, IL
ARCHITECT:
Gilfillan Callahan Architects
JOB DESCRIPTION:
This project entailed three colors of brick. This three-story high school involved changing the entire face structure of the building while school was in progress, which made this project even more challenging for Illinois Masonry Corp.

Northwestern University Crowe Hall

JOB NAME:
Northwestern University Crowe Hall
LOCATION:
Evanston, IL
ARCHITECT:
DeStefano & Partners
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Angled walls, complementary stone materials, unusual shapes, and sheer size made this building a challenging, but very rewarding project for Illinois Masonry Corp. Two separate stone materials and ground face block are highlighted by the angled walls to match the existing structure.

Downers Grove High School

JOB NAME:
Downers Grove High School
LOCATION:
Downers Grove, IL
ARCHITECT:
Healy, Snyder, Bender
JOB DESCRIPTION:
This project consisted of a very large school addition project to be completed in two (2) years. Construction took place around the existing structures while in operation on a very tight job-site. Due to a very aggressive construction schedule, 40 plus masonry workers were working on the job-site daily. We installed 300,000 modular face brick consisting of five (5) different colors. The exterior masonry skin consists of brick installed in different patterns and triangular shaped piers along with $300,000 worth of cast stone. The two (2) major masonry architectural features are the building's main entry and lobby and the Purple Gym Entry.

Woodstock High School

JOB NAME:
Woodstock High School
LOCATION:
Woodstock, IL
ARCHITECT:
Healy, Snyder, Bender
JOB DESCRIPTION:
This was an existing high school that dates back to the 1920's, and had to stay in operation while major renovations and additions were being constructed. The overall project took three years to complete. This was the largest most extensive interior masonry renovation project for Illinois Masonry Corp. at that time. The project consisted of three building additions: a new three-(3) story classroom building, gym and auxiliary gym/auto shop. The architect Healy, Snyder, Bender received an architect design award from the state of Illinois for the design of the project. The architect did a great job blending in the new state of the art three-(3) story addition by utilizing a brick and cast stone which matched the existing building and designing in masonry architectural features like basket weave brick patterns, masonry arches, and brick header courses.

York High School

JOB NAME:
York High School
LOCATION:
Elmhurst, IL
ARCHITECT:
Wight Arch.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
This project was a large three (3) phase school addition project that was scheduled over a three (3) year time period and designed to pattern after the original structure that dates back to the early 1900's. The new three-(3) story classroom building contained both decorative limestone and brick patterns such as basket weave panels above and below the windows to blend in with the existing buildings. The main building entrance is complimented with the right amount of stone and interior and exterior brick to welcome both the students and the faculty.

Armstrong Elementary School

JOB NAME:
Armstrong Elementary School
LOCATION:
Chicago, IL
ARCHITECT:
Harding Associates
JOB DESCRIPTION:
N/A

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