Holabird & Root was commissioned by Northwestern University to renovate the 16th floor of the institution’s Abbott Hall to serve Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools. Northwestern Academy is an enrichment program developed by the University to serve academically talented and motivated students from CPS Schools. The renovation encompassed 6,600 SF comprised of classroom space, student study space, reception, and staff office space.
One 48-student classroom and two 24-student classrooms were renovated. Each classroom is fitted with cutting edge digital display technology that uses a touchscreen interface to facilitate student interaction. Study areas include a variety of seating types and access to whiteboard and pin-up space for collaboration and study sessions outside of the classroom.