Homewood Flossmoor Community High School, Administration Building Remodeling

Flossmoor, Illinois

The goal of the new design was to create a functional administrative suite to serve as a transparent, yet confidential working environment. The program includes private offices for the district superintendent and staff, conference rooms, a work room, storage rooms, a kitchenette and reception area.

The confidential aspect of ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$171.82FEATURED IN2012 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAdministrative Areas/Offices with sensitive information meant acoustics were a primary concern. Cork flooring and perforated-wood ceiling tiles addressed sound transmission in the open public spaces, and all walls, ductwork, doors and windows were treated to provide the utmost privacy within the offices.

Special care was given to reflect the character and tradition of the campus through the use of natural stone, school-inspired colors and a mural wall that celebrates the district’s past and present.

The district was concerned with sustainability, which was accommodated in a visual way through the use of sustainable natural finishes, such as the cork flooring in reception. More subtle are the energy savings realized through daylighting, such as borrowed light and the new skylights that bring light to interior spaces.