Newly formed, Chicago based, JGMA (moreno architects) has been awarded the position of design architect for the United Neighborhood Organization‘s first ground up school in Chicago, Illinois. Additional renderings and a brief architects description after the break. UNO New Elementary School The United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) is embarking upon a master plan that will embrace soccer and the notion of soccer as a link between community, family, education, health, and nutrition as the catalyst for this master plan. The first project in this master plan will be the UNO New Elementary School. The school will set the tone for the future development and has been designed to inspire development in the area. UNO held a widely publicized competition in the summer of 2010 for the design of their first “ground up” School and JGMA (moreno architects) was selected as design architect. The conceptual design emphasizes the connection between land, community and education. Programmatic components include classrooms, gymnasium, multipurpose room, training / exercise areas, roof garden, outdoor and indoor learning theaters, a kinder “garden”, and soccer fields.
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