Client

Illinois Capital Development Board

Location

Chicago, IL

Market

Education & Cultural: Colleges & Universities

Services

Planning/Pre-Design: Programming

Design: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscaping, Structural, Civil, Mechanical/HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing/Piping/Fire Protection

Program/Construction Management Services: Construction Management, REI/CEI

Certification

LEED® Silver

Larry McKeon Student Services Building and Parking Garage at Truman College

As architect of record, STV played a major role in the 75,600-square-foot Larry McKeon Student Services Building and 349,000-square-foot multi-level parking garage at Truman College. The structure has added 1,107 much-needed parking spaces to the small urban campus. The first level of the building houses offices and conference rooms. Designed to be sensitive to the surrounding neighborhood, the parking garage is four stories high adjacent to the surrounding residences and seven stories high along the site’s eastern edge.

STV designed a dramatic seven-story sloping glass facade to mark the Student Services Building's main entrance. The firm's landscape architects provided a comprehensive redesign of exterior campus spaces including new student gathering zones, an outdoor café, access drive with tabled pedestrian crossings, and drop-off areas for the theater and Student Services Center. Site material selection enhanced campus sustainability through the use of permeable pavers, rain gardens and native plant materials. The project was awarded LEED® Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.