UNO Galewood Charter School
Project Location: Chicago, IL
Architect: UrbanWorks, Ltd.
The United Neighborhood Organization Galewood Charter School is a three story, 18 classroom, $21 million K-8 school. A notable design feature is the dramatic sloped roof on the southern end of the school. The roof surface has small slit-like windows to admit natural light while glass walls enclose the space beneath, creating a two-story, multiuse space topped by a third floor library.
Shiner Acoustics, LLC provided recommendations for the sound isolation of classrooms, room acoustics for academic areas and the control of mechanical, electrical and plumbing noise as part of LEED for Schools 2009 requirements.