Gary Comer Youth Center

Location: Chicago, IL

Architect: John Ronan Architects

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Gymnasium/Auditorium, Intensive High School, Adult Education and Tutoring, Healthcare Academy, Hospitality Academy, Cafeteria, Head Start/Daycare Center, Arts and Craft Center, Music Center and Building Support Area. Certain spaces have special acoustical requirements.

The gymnasium can be converted into a 600-seat theater with movable tiers of seats, motorized theater curtains and motorized stage doors that reveal an 80-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep stage. The handsomely proportioned, light-filled room serves as the drill team’s main practice and performance area.


  • 2007 AIA Chicago Divine Detail Award