High School Fits Seamlessly Into Dense Chicago Urban Landscape With Vertical Design

William Jones College Preparatory High School, Chicago, Perkins Will, James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography
The William Jones College Preparatory High School is a 278,000-square-foot facility serving over 1,000 students in grades 9-12. To combat the density of downtown Chicago, the building employs a vertical orientation over seven floors. Every element in the school’s design from the inside out was purposeful, taking advantage of natural light and serving as an essential addition to the local community.

Canadian Community Center Boasts Highly Sustainable And Resilient Façade

Canoe Landing Campus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ZAS Architects Interiors
The Canoe Landing Campus in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is a contemporary urban facility that houses a community center, private and Catholic elementary schools, and a childcare center. Filling a void in the area, the center provides a vital community space in a booming downtown area. Standing in stark contrast to the surrounding urban buildings, the center boasts a highly sustainable and resilient façade.

Campus-Like High School In Calgary, Alberta Boasts Modern Glass and Metal Façade

The Joane Cardinal Schubert High School, Calgary, Alberta, Gibbs Gage Architects, Graham Construction
The Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School is a stunning development in Calgary, Alberta. The LEED Silver building’s design is more similar to higher education with its “campus-like design,” according to the general contractors at Graham Construction. The $45 million project boasts a cutting-edge learning environment that not only accommodates nearly 2,000 students, but features two gyms, a commercial-grade kitchen, and dozens of trade classrooms.
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