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Perspectives Charter School
Chicago, Illinois
Completion Date: 2004
Square Footage: 30,000

Awards:
Exhibition of School Architecture - Citation, 2006
National School Boards Association

Interior Architecture Award, 2006
AIA - Chicago Chapter

Mies Van Der Rohe Award - Special Recognition, 2006
AIA - Illinois Chapter

Exhibition of School Architecture - Citation, 2006
American Association of School Administrators

Distinguished Building Award, 2005
AIA - Chicago Chapter

The founders of the Perspectives Charter School coined the motto "A Disciplined Life" to communicate their mission for an ideal school environment. Our design of their facility integrates the philosophy of the disciplined life with their educational program and the larger Chicago community. The striking angular exterior compliments the larger urban landscape while interior colors, symbolism and verbiage embrace the school's culture.

The building is a monument to the culture created by the hard work, vision and dedication of the school's students, parents, teachers and administrators. Its active and open corridors enhance the interaction and socialization at the heart of the Perspectives' culture. Small group spaces and breakout areas allow for a variety of uses and interactions in and outside of the class environment.

Perspectives Charter School

Chicago, Illinois

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