GREENMAN ES | Aurora, IL
A new school that replaced a much-loved neighborhood landmark, this 700 student campus continues to expand on its rich Performing Arts heritage. The Multipurpose room’s formal stage is double-sided, offering an informal stage that opens to the Lobby. The extra-wide stair leading to the second floor doubles as amphitheater seating. Second story balconies overlook double-height spaces for a view of any performance or gathering. Greenman’s distinctive exterior elevation, while reminiscent of the neighboring brick row houses, also displays varying window compositions, expressive of musical themes. Pairs of classrooms share a project area, and each is equipped with a learning wall, bay window, and restroom. In partnership with Aurora University’s Institute for Collaboration in Education, this elementary school hosts University facilities for hands-on, in-classroom training of tomorrow’s teachers. In partnership with the YMCA’s preschool program, the school provides preschool facilities, adjacent to the kindergarten classroom. Associate Architect: Cordogan, Clark & Associates, Inc.
2004 Architectural Portfolio Citation
2005 Grand Prize from Learning By Design
2005 Merit Award from DesignShare
2005 Impact on Learning Award from School Planning and Management
2005 National Search for Excellence Finalist for Knowledge Works Foundation
2005 AIAIC Design Merit Award
2005 Education Design Showcase Honorable Mention by School Planning & Management
2006 NSBA Exhibition of School Architecture Grand Prize
2006 IASB Award of Distinction.
Program: New construction – 30 classrooms, administration building, Multipurpose room with Kitchen & Stage, parking, fields & hardscape
Building Area: 62,000 sf