LOCATION : Hinsdale, Illinois
MARKET : Education
AREA : 139,000 SQ FT
Community Consolidated School District 181

The design for the new Hinsdale Middle School includes 34 core Classrooms designed for 21st Century collaborative and flexible learning; an acoustically designed "cafetorium" seating 650 with full size stage, gymnasium and fitness center with direct access from the parking deck; locker rooms; administrative offices; student services; special education classrooms; library; fine arts classrooms; a flexible Applied Tech/STEAM Lab; and several spaces for small group instruction and collaborative areas. There is also a Media Resource Center featuring 21st Century Collaboration zones and modern Library functions, and a Maker Space for student tinkering, including a "Green Room" for video production. The exterior design reflects the historic architecture of the surrounding neighborhood, using brick and stone with abundant glazing to maximize the natural light for the school's instructional areas. The project includes a 319 two level parking deck located on the footprint of the previous school building.