Lakeshore Campus Competition
Competition-winning design concept emphasizes campus within context
A community college satellite campus expansion concept connects existing structures and over 110,000 square feet in new buildings to program elements. The design creates a new campus gateway along downtown Waukegan’s main thoroughfare and complements the neighboring historic Globe Building.
Legat’s concept won the competition.
- Bell tower, decorative gates, glass bridge, and plaza welcome the community
- Niches, alcoves, and seating become main campus circulation device
- Geothermal wells beneath plaza and courtyard generate energy
- Redeveloped pedestrian “Quad” offers green space and drop-off circle
- Plaza frames views of Lake Michigan to the east
- Top floor community room with roof terrace offers spectacular views to lake