Ridgewood High School Gymnasium Addition|
DLA Architects, Ltd.
Two Pierce Place, #1300, Itasca, IL 60143
Location: Norridge, Illinois
Date Bid: July 2008 Construction Period: Aug 2008 to Feb
Total Square Feet: 67,772 Site: 23.7 acres
Number of Buildings: One; 3 classrooms; Gymnasium seating 1,300.
Building Size: First floor, 36,024; second floor, 20,968; each
additional floor (2), 5,390; total, 67,772 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 11'; second floor, 11'2"; each
additional floor, 14'; floor to floor, 11'2"; total, 47'6".
Basic Construction Type: New. Foundation: Cast-in-place,
pier & grade beam, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade, caissons.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtainwall.
Roof: Built up, vegetative. Floors: Concrete. Interior
Projected and/or modeled energy usage KBTU/SF/yr:
Structural Engineer: Pease Borst & Associates, LLC - 18 Executive
Court, South Barrington, IL 60010
General Contractor: Henry Bros. Construction Management Services,
LLC - 9821 South 78th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Cost Estimator: DLA Architects, Ltd. - Two Pierce Place, #1300,
Itasca, IL 60143
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Consolidated Consulting
Engineers - 212 S. Milwaukee Avenue, #G, Wheeling, IL 60090
Civil Engineer: W-T Civil Engineering, LLC - 2675 Pratum Avenue,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Acoustical Engineer: Threshold Acoustics, LLC - 53 W. Jackson
Boulevard, #815, Chicago, IL 60604
The concept of an active and engaged life was a central theme to the
program for the LEED® Gold certified Ridgewood High School Gymnasium
Addition. The design team met this challenge by creating a space that is
about connecting student life with fitness and demonstrating visually
that life needn't be compartmentalized.
Upon entering the gym, the eye is drawn up to the highly reflective
ceiling, punctuated by colorful and dynamic truss style light fixtures.
Adding to the rhythm of visual activity is a running track suspended
from the joist structure above. The track itself opens to a
cardio-fitness area featuring a curtain wall that draws natural light
deep into the space and connects the interior fitness areas to the
synthetic turf football field and outdoor running track.
Located above the fitness area is a vegetated green roof designed to
reduce noise and vibration from the O'Hare International Airport, absorb
rainfall which reduces detention requirements, lessen the heat island
effect, and diminish deflection and vibration from the running track.
The space will also serve as an outdoor eco-classroom.
This addition is the crescendo of a multi-phased, multi-year renovation
for the entire building. Each addition and renovation project was
designed and built to meet the sustainable design standards engrained
within the culture and curriculum of School District 234.
Located on a tight urban site, the addition was constructed on a
remediated brownfield. The school is bordered by residential and
commercial, providing the opportunity for alternative transportation
methods. Its convenient location allows students to walk to school or
ride a bicycle.
Building commissioning, the design of an energy efficient building
envelope and mechanical/electrical systems, the use of carbon dioxide
monitors, as well as the reduction of CFC's in the equipment specified
support a primary concern for indoor air quality. Daylighting and the
selection of light fixtures, controls, and occupancy sensors reduce
LEED® Points Achieved 45
Energy & Atmosphere
Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality 11
Innovation & Design Process 4
Composite Panel: Alpolic® Roof: Garland
Sports Flooring: Connor Windows: Traco
Curtainwall, Entrances & Storefronts: Tubelite
Daylighting/Skylight: Major Industries
Elevator: ThyssenKrupp Lighting: SPI