One of the nation’s largest community college systems, City Colleges prepares 120,000 students annually to enter the workforce, pursue higher education, and advance their careers. RADA’s work has become a model for the revitalization of aging academic properties for the city-wide system.
At Wright College, RADA Architects proposed a compact multi-use, high-rise Science Lofts Building to connect to the existing Bertrand Goldberg module-based campus with a Gateway Advising Center, spanning like a bridge over the entrance drive way and defining the complex entry. An educational and cultural hub of Chicago’s richly diverse northwest side, Wilbur Wright College is Goldberg’s last major work completed in 1992.
This universal adaptable space responds to the call for economic and rational construction, particularly in the world of changing technologies and new educational methods. The Science Lofts create efficient, reconfigurable and adjustable to multi-use lab spaces.