Minooka Community High School, South Campus

Channahon, Illinois


STR Partners LLC


Minooka Community Unit High School District 111


279,000 sq.ft.

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Constructed to accommodate the rapid increase in student population and changing demographics of Minooka Community High School District 111, this new high school is the first new standalone academic building in the district since 1970.

To address the community’s objectives of fiscal responsibility and an emphasis on education, the building design evolved to become a compact, no-nonsense layout emphasizing educational spaces. Phase I focuses on providing academic spaces for 2,000 students and an infrastructure for future phases.

The building’s exterior was designed to present a clean, crisp appearance that would admit an abundance of natural light. Classrooms were designed with large windows. Exit and interconnecting stairs include either skylights or curtainwall glazing. The cafeteria dining space is illuminated with a glass clerestory. Both the competition gym and auxiliary gym admit diffused light through translucent clerestory panels.

Incorporated in the design are natural prairie habitats, bike paths, decorative screening of adjacent residential properties and roadway modifications for traffic safety. The new building’s facilities, such as the gymnasiums and cafeteria, are made available to the community and were designed so that community access would be possible without sacrificing building security.

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Washroom/Shower Partitions by Capitol Partitions
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Comtec
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Santana Products
Security Systems by Commercial Electronic Systems
Doors by Algoma Hardwoods
Doors by Schnar Corp
HVAC Control Devices by Carrier
Movable Partitions/Walls by Kwik-Wall
Door Hardware by Von Duprin
Bleachers/Grandstands by Interkal
Emergency Lighting by Cooper Lighting
Carpet by Lees
Card Systems by Von Duprin
Draperies/Blinds by Bali
Lighting & Accessories by Metalux
Lighting & Accessories by Portfolio
Lighting & Accessories by Halo Floors
Lighting & Accessories by Guth Lighting
Windows by Kalwall
Windows by Moduline
Windows by Pittco
Windows by Oldcastle Moduline
Washroom Fixtures by American Standard
Drinking Fountains by Halsey Taylor
Cabinets by Stevens Roofing Systems
Cabinets by Wilsonart
Laundry Equipment by GE
Laundry Equipment by LG
Ceilings by CaPaul
Ceilings by Celotex
Ceilings by CertainTeed
Ceilings by Chicago Metallic
HVAC Units by Marley
HVAC Units by AAON
Skylights by Super Sky Products
Skylights by Viracon
Athletic Equipment by Porter Athletic Equipment
Scoreboards/Clocks by Sportable Scoreboards
Clocks/Time Management by Commercial Electronic Systems
Hand-Drying Equipment by ASI Storage Solutions
Kitchen Equipment by Amana
Kitchen Equipment by Blodgett
Kitchen Equipment by Greenheck
Kitchen Equipment by Groen
Kitchen Equipment by Hobart
Kitchen Equipment by Duke
Kitchen Equipment by Hatco
Kitchen Equipment by Edlund
Kitchen Equipment by American Panel
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by PolyVision
Plumbing by American Standard
Roofing by Johns Manville
Computers by Commercial Electronic Systems
Elevators by Otis Elevator
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Cornell Iron Works
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Commercial Electronic Systems
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Chase Doors
Locks by Locknetics
Locks by Schlage
Locks by Von Duprin
Ceramic Tile by American Olean
Flooring by Johnsonite
Flooring by Knight Premium Flooring
Washroom Accessories by ASI Storage Solutions
Communications Systems by Commercial Electronic Systems
Physical-Education Flooring by Action Floor Systems
Insulation by CabClear
Brick/Masonry by Glen-Gery
Cafeteria Furniture by KI
Cafeteria Furniture by Palmer Hamilton
Classroom Furniture by Bretford
Classroom Furniture by KI
Classroom Furniture by Hann Mfg.
Computer Furniture by Horizon Seating
Computer Furniture by Horizon Seating
Library/Media Center Furniture by Buckstaff
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Groupe Lacasse
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by KI
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Horizon Seating
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Science Furniture by Diversified Woodcrafts
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