Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School

Location: Chicago, IL

Akiba Schechter Jewish Day SchoolThis project commenced as a Design/Build project for the Akiba Schechter Day School and was subsequently converted to full MEP/FP design including Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding and Construction Administration services for new 1-story link and 2-story, 11,000 sq. ft. addition to existing pre-school.

The new addition includes a 1-story link and a 2-story building with a multipurpose room, restrooms, kitchen, storage space, mechanical room, and stage area. At the heart of the school is an open space required to actively adapt to multiple programs over the course of the day, week and school year. The space was reconfigured to accommodate school plays, assemblies and after school community meetings requiring a need for enhanced security features. Security systems included intrusion detection, door mag-locks, CCTV cameras with pan-tilt-zoom.