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Guidepost Montessori West Loop

CLIENT

Higher Ground Education

ADDRESS

1000 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Renovation of a historic West Loop building for a Montessori school

PROJECT SIZE

10,250 SF

COMPLETION DATE

2019

ARCHITECT

Studio GC

ENGINEER

20/10 Engineering Group, LLC

ARCHITECT

Studio GC

ENGINEER

20/10 Engineering Group, LLC

Guidepost Montessori is a growing global network of Montessori schools across the United States, Asia, and Europe, including several in Chicago. The mission of Guidepost Montessori is to support each child as they grow in their independence.

Guidepost Montessori’s 3rd Chicago facility was a design/build effort housed in a historic masonry loft building in the dynamic West Loop neighborhood. Formerly a retail and restaurant site, work involved hands-on coordination with multiple building stakeholders and tenant spaces from space planning through full permitting, construction, and licensing. This facility offers another great addition to a rapidly growing mixed-use neighborhood. Helios has completed five locations to date for Guidepost Montessori and is currently building another.

Key Features

  Replaced HVAC equipment

  Added structural metal reinforcements to loadbearing walls

  Premium finishes such as wood flooring and high end furnishings

  Custom built-in cubbies and cabinets