Sauganash Elementary School

Chicago, IL
Altamanu Inc., worked as part of an interdisciplinary team on the planning, detailed design and construction observation for this school complex.  This project combines elegant solutions to issues while revealing the hidden process of the site.
The intent of this project was to create a landscape at Sauganash that would intrigue students and give them a sense of place in addition to providing practical green site solutions. We also wished to reveal the site processes as educational features for students to learn about their environment.
The site features a 12,700 SF planted green roof, permeable pavers in the parking lot and entry plaza, large-scale underground detention as well as prominently featured bioswales. These all contribute to the project’s LEED Silver certification.