Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy
McShane Construction Company provided the adaptive reuse construction services for Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy charter high school located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
The three-story, 100,890-square-foot secondary school was constructed to meet LEED-Silver standards and incorporates features such as natural day lighting and ventilation, low 3 materials, energy efficient heating and cooling systems, low-e glass and low-flow plumbing finishes.
The assignment included the extensive demolition of a free-standing building to the north of the property, as well as the partial demolition and reconstruction of the existing 77,280-square-foot former industrial facility and 23,610 square feet of new construction.
The interior offers nine science labs, individual classrooms, group learning environments, a library, a cafeteria, office space and common areas.