Glenwood Elementary School additions (Chatham, Illinois)

Oct 2, 2019

About the Project

The Glenwood Elementary School additions project is a testament to McKenna John J Architect's expertise in heavy industry and engineering - architecture. Situated in the charming town of Chatham, Illinois, this project involved the development of much-needed additions to the existing Glenwood Elementary School facility, ensuring its continued growth and ability to accommodate the educational needs of the community.

Design Concept

Our team at McKenna John J Architect conceptualized a design that seamlessly blended the new additions with the existing school structure while incorporating modern architectural elements to enhance functionality and aesthetics. The primary focus was on creating a learning environment that promotes collaboration, creativity, and a sense of pride among students, teachers, and the community.

Key Features

The Glenwood Elementary School additions project encompassed various key features designed to elevate the educational experience:

1. State-of-the-Art Classrooms

The addition of spacious and well-lit classrooms equipped with cutting-edge technology ensures an optimal learning environment for students. The integration of natural light through large windows creates a vibrant and engaging atmosphere that enhances focus and productivity.

2. Collaborative Spaces

Understanding the importance of collaborative learning, our design incorporated versatile spaces where students can engage in group activities and discussions. These areas foster teamwork, communication, and critical thinking skills, preparing students for real-world challenges.

3. Multipurpose Auditorium

Recognizing the need for a central gathering space, we introduced a multipurpose auditorium that serves as a hub for school events, assemblies, and performances. This adaptable space can be transformed to accommodate various functions, enhancing the overall versatility of the school.

4. Outdoor Learning Spaces

We believe that nature plays a crucial role in a child's development, which is why we incorporated outdoor learning spaces into the design. These areas provide opportunities for hands-on experiences, exploration, and connection with the natural surroundings, encouraging environmental stewardship and fostering a love for the outdoors.

5. Sustainable Design

At McKenna John J Architect, sustainability is at the forefront of our architectural approach. The Glenwood Elementary School additions project incorporates environmentally friendly features such as energy-efficient lighting, green roofs, and rainwater harvesting systems. These elements not only minimize the school's environmental impact but also serve as educational tools for students to learn about sustainable practices.


The Glenwood Elementary School additions project showcases McKenna John J Architect's commitment to delivering exceptional architectural solutions tailored to the unique needs of educational institutions. Our meticulous attention to detail, innovative design concepts, and sustainable practices ensure that the school not only meets the present requirements but also stands as a landmark for the community's future.

Contact McKenna John J Architect today to discuss your architectural needs and discover how our expertise in heavy industry and engineering - architecture can transform your vision into a reality.

Danny Turcotte
The architectural enhancements symbolize the school's commitment to continual growth and academic excellence.
Nov 1, 2023
Tony Kang
The project reflects a deep understanding of the symbiotic relationship between a nurturing environment and academic success.
Oct 30, 2023
Raghuram Addepalli
The new additions add a layer of sophistication, creating an inspiring backdrop for educational experiences.
Oct 23, 2023
Mohammad Dad
Great job, Glenwood Elementary! 👏🏼
Oct 5, 2023
Peter Chapman
The strategic placement of the additions seamlessly integrates them into the school's existing layout, creating a unified campus.
Oct 4, 2023
Julie Slann
The project embodies the town's dedication to providing an inclusive and conducive environment for learning and growth.
Sep 22, 2023
Byron Simms
The mindful incorporation of modern elements in the additions paves the way for an enriched learning journey.
Sep 17, 2023
James Grant
The project seems to have a positive impact on the community. Great work, McKenna John J Architect!
Aug 29, 2023
Charlie Valentine
The choices in materials and color palettes for the additions contribute to a vibrant and inviting school environment.
Aug 18, 2023
Of Stacey
The additions appear to complement the original school building, creating a harmonious architectural ensemble.
Jul 22, 2023
Jennifer Cid
The project showcases a successful fusion of creative design and practical implementation.
Jul 16, 2023
Andrew Franklin
It's impressive to see the intersection of engineering and architecture in this project.
Jul 6, 2023
Leny Garcia-Hill
The scale of the project demonstrates a commitment to improving the school's environment for the benefit of the students.
Jun 30, 2023
Newcastle Bbuk
The seamless fusion of architectural styles in the additions enriches the school's visual and functional integrity.
Jun 28, 2023
Mohan Kidnapillai
The project's impact extends beyond the physical additions, resonating in the educational and communal realms.
Jun 8, 2023
Leslie Chiocco
The project is an embodiment of the collective vision for a modern and progressive educational infrastructure.
Jun 4, 2023
Anson McDonsald
The project is a testament to the community's dedication to providing a nurturing educational setting for its youth.
May 27, 2023
Jayanp Kadambi
The additions elevate the school's aesthetic appeal while addressing practical needs.
May 27, 2023
Anthony Blau
This project exemplifies the importance of architectural innovation in educational spaces.
May 5, 2023
Matthew Seitz
The expansion of educational facilities embodies a forward-looking approach to supporting the town's youth.
Apr 26, 2023
Pe Newrelic
The well-planned additions serve as a foundation for holistic growth and development within the school community.
Apr 7, 2023
Robert Robinson
The architectural design blends seamlessly with the existing structure. Well done!
Mar 24, 2023
Mark Steele
The architectural integrity of the school building is preserved while incorporating modern elements to support educational advancements.
Mar 5, 2023
Catherine Coleman
A blend of innovative design and sturdy construction has resulted in an impressive addition to the school.
Feb 10, 2023
Sally Tuovila
The architectural finesse of the additions contributes to a nurturing atmosphere for teaching and learning.
Jan 1, 2023
Jessica Venditti
I'm impressed by the collaborative effort between the architects and engineers, resulting in seamless new additions.
Dec 26, 2022
Lindsey Stork
The new additions appear to integrate well with the existing facilities, creating a cohesive and unified school campus.
Oct 29, 2022
John Pircon
The architectural additions serve as a symbol of progress and advancement within the educational institution.
Oct 13, 2022
Mansi Saini
The architectural additions carry a profound significance in shaping an inspiring learning environment for students.
Oct 12, 2022
Michelle Cline
Well-planned architectural additions contribute to a holistic educational experience for the students and staff.
Oct 9, 2022
Sy Kaye
The community's commitment to expanding educational resources is evident through the development of the school additions.
Sep 9, 2022
Martyn Seddon
The additions seem to provide a balance of form and function, enhancing the school's overall appeal.
Aug 28, 2022
Rose Fiumara
The meticulously planned school additions contribute to a cohesive and inclusive learning environment.
Aug 24, 2022
Linda Moakes
The community is privileged to witness the transformation of the school into an even more enriching educational environment.
Aug 11, 2022
Vincent Li
The school additions demonstrate a commitment to excellence in architectural and engineering practices.
Jul 21, 2022
Mindy Lower
The sleek design of the additions brings a contemporary touch while respecting the traditional architecture.
Jul 11, 2022
Claire Browne
The new additions enhance the school's visual appeal while accommodating the evolving needs of modern education.
Jul 7, 2022
Paul Rogiers
The construction of the new additions must have required careful collaboration between architects and engineers.
Jun 21, 2022
Jon Hicks
The new additions seem to seamlessly merge with the original architecture, creating a cohesive school campus.
Jun 20, 2022
James Shih
The thoughtful execution of the additions reflects a commitment to providing a top-notch educational experience for students.
Jun 14, 2022
Braun Shedd
The additions maintain the aesthetic charm of the school while meeting its growing needs.
Jun 8, 2022
Doug McLean
The community will benefit greatly from the thoughtful planning and execution of this project.
May 26, 2022
Damien Allen
The dedication to expanding educational resources is palpable in the meticulous design and execution of the new additions.
Apr 16, 2022
Steve Froebee
The additions contribute to a multifaceted educational experience, catering to the academic, social, and cultural growth of the students.
Mar 31, 2022
Megha Vishnoi
The additions demonstrate a strategic approach to educational infrastructure development, serving the community's needs with foresight.
Mar 22, 2022
Warren White
The seamless integration of the new additions with the existing building is a testament to thoughtful planning and design.
Feb 27, 2022
Mark Nolan
The additions strike a perfect balance between architectural innovation and the preservation of the school's heritage.
Jan 23, 2022
Manuel Lacayo
The school additions illustrate the power of architecture to shape positive learning experiences and community engagement.
Jan 20, 2022
Angela Kumar
The amalgamation of traditional and contemporary architecture in the additions reflects a respect for the school's heritage and a vision for the future.
Dec 27, 2021
William Pugh
The structural additions represent a harmonious marriage of functionality and aesthetics, supporting an optimal learning space.
Dec 27, 2021
Sakthi Angappamudali
The heavy industry expertise is evident in the robust construction of the new additions.
Dec 23, 2021
Margaret Knowles
The additions enhance the school's capacity to accommodate a growing student population.
Dec 22, 2021
Ardith Alexander
The thoughtfulness behind the additions reflects an understanding of the school's needs and the community's future growth.
Dec 18, 2021
Georges Barsoum
It's heartwarming to see investment in educational facilities for the betterment of the community.
Dec 8, 2021
Mary Finnerty
The thoughtful expansion of the school facilities shows a commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the education sector.
Nov 30, 2021
Maureen Putman
Kudos to McKenna John J Architect for creating meaningful additions to the school building.
Nov 22, 2021
Judi Moran
The school additions are poised to enrich the learning environment, offering students a conducive space for growth and development.
Nov 2, 2021
Jane Friona
I appreciate the attention to detail in the engineering of the additions.
Oct 18, 2021
Anika Nelson
The project showcases a fine balance between architectural creativity and structural soundness.
Oct 14, 2021
Devajani Bagvath
A job well done in enhancing the educational infrastructure within the town of Chatham.
Oct 4, 2021
Shelley Franz
The town of Chatham is lucky to have such an impressive architectural addition to its landscape.
Sep 2, 2021
Sean Davis
The project's thoughtful execution is a beacon of hope for educational growth and progress in the town of Chatham.
Aug 2, 2021
Sam Amuzu
The new additions are a testament to the enduring relationship between architecture, education, and community development.
Jul 24, 2021
Siva Coffey
The functionality of the additions is evident, providing space for educational activities and community events.
May 4, 2021
Benjamin Sargent
The school additions deliver a promise of an inclusive and innovative learning environment for students of diverse backgrounds.
Apr 30, 2021
Fernando Malierinho
The structural integrity of the additions is commendable. It's clear that thorough engineering went into the design.
Apr 12, 2021
James Kendall
The project showcases the importance of architectural adaptation to meet evolving educational requirements.
Apr 7, 2021
Paul Mackey
The strategic expansion of the school facilities nurtures an environment where every student can thrive and excel.
Mar 16, 2021
Pat Brady
The new additions add to the school's educational ecosystem, fostering a nurturing and stimulating environment.
Feb 27, 2021
Guillaume Tribalat
The thoughtful design of the additions instills a sense of pride and enthusiasm in students and educators alike.
Feb 12, 2021
Nikesh Kotecha
The school additions inspire a sense of creativity and curiosity, fostering a love for learning in the students.
Feb 1, 2021
Steven Schahczenski
The project reflects a thoughtful approach to integrating modern architectural elements with the existing school.
Jan 7, 2021
Donald Hardy
The intuitive design of the additions creates an engaging and dynamic setting for teaching and learning.
Nov 14, 2020
The architectural enhancements reflect a dedication to creating inspiring and functional educational spaces.
Nov 8, 2020
Rasmus Sundgaard
The additions have enhanced the functionality of the school, providing much-needed space for students and teachers.
Nov 2, 2020
Erika Mansfield
The additions signify a forward-thinking approach to educational infrastructure, ensuring a robust foundation for future generations.
Nov 1, 2020
Mark Thompson
The school additions are an investment in the educational well-being of the community, enriching the lives of future generations.
Oct 28, 2020
Eduardo Sampaio
The modern touch to the additions brings a fresh energy to the school environment.
Oct 22, 2020
Brian Cohen
The project encapsulates a vision for a thriving educational space that meets the needs of a diverse and evolving student body.
Oct 15, 2020
Melissa Lawrence
The thoughtful integration of the additions ensures a seamless transition between the old and new, fostering a unified educational setting.
Sep 15, 2020
Carl Vaughan
The town of Chatham benefits from an enhanced educational environment thanks to the new school additions.
Sep 9, 2020
Donna Henkelman
The project exemplifies the inseparable connection between pioneering architectural design and educational advancement.
Aug 14, 2020
Ali Saleem
The project underlines the importance of optimizing educational spaces to meet the needs of a dynamic learning environment.
May 20, 2020
Anna B
The enhancements serve as a beacon of progress, enriching the town's educational landscape for generations to come.
Apr 5, 2020
Jeremy Hughes
The school's expansion aligns with the progressive growth of the community, ensuring a bright future for all.
Feb 4, 2020
Pamela McLaughlin
The project's overarching impact is a testament to the transformative power of well-executed architectural and engineering design.
Nov 30, 2019
Harley Jones
The investment in school infrastructure is crucial for nurturing a supportive and enriching educational environment.
Nov 23, 2019
Cheryl Mathis
The project contributes to the town's visual appeal and serves as a reminder of the importance of education.
Nov 21, 2019
Emilie Holden
The project embodies a seamless blend of modern design elements with the timeless appeal of the original architecture.
Nov 17, 2019
Nils Lahr
The project reinforces the school's position as a crucial educational hub within the community.
Oct 15, 2019