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Chicago, Illinois, United States

University of Chicago Lab Schools

Lendlease was chosen to provide preconstruction and construction management services for the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools' two phase renovation and addition project. The esteemed Laboratory Schools are located on the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus and cater to kindergarten through 12th grade.

Project at a glance

Project at a glance

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, United States


555,500 square feet

Construction Management, GMP

FGM Architects, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Project outcome

Lendlease and the University have a strong relationship that stems from multiple successful projects in the past. This factor, along with Lendlease's extensive K-12 experience in the Chicagoland area, contributed heavily to Lendlease's selection for this project.

The additions and renovations have modernized the prestigious private 100 year-old institution, while allowing for the addition of 300 students. Renovations encompassed multiple historic buildings with heavy emphasis on mechanical and life safety system upgrades. Additions included a new art wing that houses a black box theater, rehearsal spaces, and art/music instructional spaces. Both the additions and renovations took place while the school was fully operational.