Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy in Chicago, Illinois was named Merit Award winner in Rehab Construction by the Chicago Building Congress. McShane Construction led the fast-track adaptive reuse project that transformed this 1920s-era heavy timber and brick building into an attractively-designed, highly-functional LEED-Silver educational institution. The transformation was completed utilizing a new high-performance skin with a rain screen and spray insulation providing the technological means to improve the thermal performance of the overall building. The striking architectural detail on the exterior was carried into the interior utilizing the same contemporary elements. Spaces inside the school were designed and constructed to be shared between the students and local community.