The new Hinsdale Middle School includes 34 flexible core classrooms designed for 21st Century collaborative learning; an acoustically designed “cafetorium” seating 650 with full size stage, gymnasium and fitness center with direct access from the parking deck; locker rooms; administrative offices; student services; special education classrooms; library; fine arts classrooms; a flexible Applied Tech/STEAM Lab; and several spaces for small group instruction and collaborative areas.
Project Name: Hinsdale Middle School
Studio Name: Cordogan Clark
Project size: 139000 ft2
Project Budget: $75000000
Completion date: 2019
Building levels: 3
Location: Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
Photography: James Steinkamp
It also features a Media Resource Center with collaboration zones and modern library functions, and a Maker Space for student tinkering, including a “Green Room” for video production.
Its design reflects the historic architecture of the surrounding neighborhood, using brick and stone with abundant glazing to maximize the natural light for the school’s instructional areas.
The project includes a two-level parking deck located on the footprint of the previous school building.