The Great Lakes Academy in Chicago recently finished a major multi-phase renovation led by Wheeler Kearns Architects. The K-8 Charter School doubled the size of its current campus, by renovating a 75,000ft2 nearby church that was built in 1952, which now connects to the original campus with a glass link.
The Great Lakes Academy rennovation focused heavily on sustainability by limiting its new construction, utilizing stock, repurposing materials, and engaging in energy-efficient practices and products. To further decrease the environmental impact, Spectrum Lighting's long-lasting LED 12" Round Cylinder Indirect/Direct cable ceiling mounted lights were used inside the project.
The 12" Round Cylinder Indirect/Direct pendants by Spectrum Lighting were used in the combined cafeteria and gymnasium - a space that can easily be used for community and after-school events. The high-performance LEDs complimented the high ceilings, the natural light of the many windows, and the general architecture of the building.
|Architect ||Wheeler Kearns Architects |
|Year ||2021 |
|Location ||Chicago, Illinois |
|Products Used || Spectrum Lighting 12" Round Cylinder Indirect/Direct pendants |
|General Contractor ||Bulley & Andrews |
|Structural Engineer ||Enspect Engineering |
|MEP/FP Engineer ||IBC Engineering |
|Civil Engineer ||Terra Engineering |
|Landscape Architect ||Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp Landscape Architecture |
|Acoustical Consultant ||Shiner Acoustics |
|Photography ||Kendall McCaugherty, Hall + Merrick Photographers |