Collaborative Environment Dedicated to Community
Adler's culture–one focusing on collaboration, interactive learning opportunities, technology-based facilities, and a strong sense of school community–was a driving force behind its facility design. With a 710–person student body projected to grow to 1,300, Adler required a new learning environment to support this growth and recruit new students. A two floor urban campus, Adler used a multi-floor atrium space to connect social, work and academic areas and create a sense of community. The plan located classrooms and work areas along the perimeter of the space, giving students and faculty access to skyline views and natural daylight. Smart classrooms, connecting pathways and an energizing environmental graphics program created a unique physical environment supporting Adler’s inclusive culture.
Location: Chicago, IL, US
My Role: programming, visioning, planning and conceptual design lead.
Additional Credits: Work completed with Cannon Design. All images copyright Cannon Design / Steinkamp Photography.