Cary 7/8 Junior High School

ARCHITECT: Perkins + Will

LOCATION: Cary, IL

A 123,000 sq. ft. Junior High School for 900 students. The building has a linear plan with a two-story central circulation spine extending the entire length of the building. Flanking the circulation spine are two 2-level classroom pods on one side and a two-story gymnasium/multi-purpose facility, cafeteria, and receiving area, on the other. There is also an administration wing. The building frame is structural steel, with flat roofs at varying elevations, and a large skylight extending the entire length of the spine. The building is clad in brick, with clerestory windows in the gymnasium/multi-purpose facility.