Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center

ARCHITECT: FARR Associates

LOCATION: Chicago, IL

A $20 million conversion of the 100-year-old historic Power House, once used for the Sears Roebuck & Co. Headquarters, for use as a new Technical High School serving 440 students. Structural requirements for the 70,000 sq. ft. project included the renovation and retrofit of existing framing, and addition of new framed levels within the building, with new elevators and connecting stairs. Exterior work included new multi-level exiting, integrated with an inactive rail spur catenary and hopper structure, and the reconstruction of an existing vaulted sidewalk and historic stair.