Lindblom Math & Science Academy

Constructed in the 1920s, the Lindblom Math & Science Academy was selected as the Region 5 College Preparatory Academy for the City of Chicago. Chicago Public Schools dedicated over $30 million to a Major Capital Renovation (MCR) to provide a state-of-the-art educational facility. Bauer Latoza Studio worked as the Managing Architect to develop the overall school program, phased scope of work, construction budget, and to oversee the comprehensive renovation design for this 330,000-square foot building. Bauer Latoza Studio then provided Architect of Record Services for Phases II through IV for the interior and exterior renovation. Highlights of that scope of work include:

  • Exterior beautification and envelope stabilization, including new windows and exterior doors, painting of cast iron spandrel panels, site lighting, masonry restoration, and outdoor classrooms;
  • Interior beautification, including new lighting, painting, and woodwork refinishing at classrooms and new doors, lighting, and floor finishes at corridors;
  • Accessibility upgrades including accessible entrances, ramp and parking, stage access, interior signage, assisted listening system, new toilet, shower, and locker room facilities, and fire alarm upgrade with audio-visual strobes;
  • Educational Enhancements including auditorium seating, interior pool upgrades, two new biology labs, two prototypical science labs, distance learning lab, computer labs, a new weight room, art and journalism rooms, choral, band, and private practice rooms;
  • Auditorium renovation and restoration including seating, lighting and back stage technical upgrades;
  • New professional library and media center;
  • Administrative Upgrades including upgraded finishes and casework at main entry, vestibule, lobby, counselor’s suite, attendance office, and resource room.
  • Air conditioning to the occupied spaces in the building;
  • New lunchroom, serving line, and kitchen;
  • Site improvements, including parkway trees and new main entry stairs.
    • Client: Chicago Public Schools
    • Project Address: 6130 S. Wolcott Ave, Chicago, Illinois
    • Project Size: 330,000 square feet
    • Construction Cost: $30 million
    • Services Provided: Programming, Phased Scope, Budgeting, Design Documents, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
    • Awards: 2006 Outstanding Rehabilitation Award from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation – Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois

2006 Merit Award from Chicago Building Congress