Education Center at Blue Island
Interior makeover revives community college satellite campus, serves as catalyst for future development in historic downtown
A 14,000-square-foot renovation transforms the previous tenant’s space into classrooms, student gathering areas, and offices. The project allows Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) to expand and consolidate its programs in the southeast area of its district. A fresh, energetic feel entices students and staff to spend more time on campus.
- Open floor plan and collaborative spaces
- Vibrant paint colors and wall murals
- Design aligns with main campus, but gives satellite campus its own image
- Preserved, salvaged, and reused several elements of existing building: doors, frames, glass, light fixtures, furniture, mechanical systems, glass block façade