Bennett Day School, a PreK-12 independent school committed to advancing creativity, leadership and personalized learning, engaged BLDD to lead them through a master planning and programming process. As a result of this process, Bennett Day school programmed the interior shell of an historic Chicago building to serve as their flagship school.
The flagship campus building, formerly known as Chicago Commons, was built in 1900 as a settlement house. It now houses one of the most progressive educational environments in the city.
Phase 1 of this project includes instructional spaces for grade levels K-3 including a modernized, library commons, tinker lab (art and science hands-on learning), music and science labs and play spaces. In addition, the rooftop will feature an open air play deck.
Future phases include instructional spaces for grades 4-8 featuring a gymnasium, outdoor play areas and additional lab spaces.