Oak Prairie School


LOCATION: Lockport, IL

A 94,000 sq. ft. middle school. The building is radial in plan and sits on a greatly sloping site. The school consists of two-story classroom houses with precast floors and roofs and one-story shared activity spaces. The shared activity spaces have sloping joist roofs, which extend above the two story spaces, with a glass block clerestory in between the two. The building uses a combination of steel frame and masonry bearing walls.

  • Awards:
  • AIA Honor Award Nominee for Distinguished Building 2003