Glenwood High School

Chatham, Illinois

  • FIRM

    BLDD Architects


    Ball-Chatham CUSD No. 5

  • AREA

    267,000 sq.ft.





Glenwood High School was designed to meet growing enrollment needs and serve the community in higher education, performing arts, fitness, recreation, and health and wellness programs.

Both the community and school officials developed ideas for master planning and building design.

The circulation system allows for easy traffic patterns and minimal ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,500COST PER SQ FT$111.97FEATURED IN2003 Architectural Portfolio concerns. Intimacy can be felt in the large commons area, where a barrel-vaulted ceiling, brick colonnade enclosure and two skylights provide space for activities. A daylight harvesting system automatically adjusts the light levels based on natural lighting from clerestory windows and skylights.

The applied-arts wing includes a 700-seat multipurpose auditorium, a television studio, specialized labs, and art, band and choral rooms. The physical-education wing includes two gymnasiums, a weightroom, a wrestling room, locker rooms, a training room, driver’s education and health classrooms, and office space.

The two-story classroom wing houses classrooms, a learning-resource area, departmental computer labs and office space.

The campus includes parking for 950 cars, a 4,500-seat football stadium, a 1,000-seat soccer/track stadium, eight tennis courts, and softball and baseball stadiums, each with seating for 300.