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.