Helen M. Hefferan Elementary School

Chicago, IL

As the owner’s representative for Chicago Public Schools, bKL led the planning and design management services for the renovation of Helen M. Hefferan Elementary School, a 61,000 SF, two story school facility built in 1961 in the West Garfield Park Community. The $6.6M project included an exterior envelope renovation addressing the full replacement of the roof, approximately 11,000 SF of curtain wall, as well as tuckpointing of approximately 50% of the masonry. Interior scope included painting of all the classrooms, ceiling replacement, and lighting upgrades to the corridors and dining room. The school was also selected to receive a new Parent University space, which was built out in conjunction with this project.

Design
2017
Construction
2019
Project Area
61,000 square feet
Consultants
RAO Engineering, MEP
Contractor
FH Paschen
Photography
Philip Shin
CPS Program Management Office
Jacobs Engineering, Cotter Consulting, Primera Engineering, Perry and Associates, Infrastructure Engineering, Inc., LCM Architects
CPS Architect of Record
E C Purdy & Associates