Muchin College Prep High SchoolChicago, Illinois
Size: 70,000 Square Feet
Project Cost: $10 million
Completion Date: 2009
historic renovation : adaptive reuse : sustainable m.e.p. design : design toward LEED Gold Certification/p>
Noble Street Charter School was established to provide access to a safe, rigorous, college-prep education for students throughout Chicago who want to build a foundation for college success. In 2009, the Noble Network of Charter Schools opened their 8th campus, Muchin College Prep, the first high school in Chicago’s storied Loop.
Located on the seventh floor of the former Mandel Bros. Department Store Building, the project entails the interior build-out of 70,000 square feet of prior office space on three levels connected by open stairs. The upper two levels are used exclusively for the 550-student high school. The lower level is used by the high school and the Noble Network of Charter Schools Central Management Office.
Designed with a goal of LEED Gold certification, the mechanical system was are 20% more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Energy Standards, while overall lighting power density is .84 watts per square feet, falling 18.93% below ASHRAE 2004 90.1.