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High Schools

High Schools

STR serves more than 20 high schools in northern Illinois. We work with both large and small unit/high school districts, ranging from single-school districts to the second largest district in the state. Creating sustainable and energy-efficient buildings is a priority, and the STR-designed Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy is recognized as Illinois’ first LEED® Platinum-certified public high school.

High schools prepare students for college, other postsecondary education, or entry into the workforce. We understand that high schools comprise a complex variety of departments and programs that evolve with the changing career landscape and global interdependence. At the high-school level, 21st century learning means encouraging critical thinking and hands-on, personalized training. STR designs spaces to facilitate this philosophy, and our portfolio includes state-of-the-art STEM and STEAM labs reflective of a district’s curriculum; learning commons with research, creation, and presentation areas; and indoor and outdoor athletic spaces that support sports programs and student health and wellness. Our athletic design experience includes football and soccer stadiums, baseball fields, running tracks, competition gyms, dance studios, fitness centers, wrestling rooms, swimming facilities, and associated locker rooms.

Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy

  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Chicago, IL
  • First LEED® Platinum-certified Public High School in Illinois
  • 212,000-sf New School
  • 1,200 Students
  • Winner of IASB Award of Merit
  • Recipient of Publisher’s Commendation, Learning By Design

Minooka Community High School, South Campus

  • Minooka CHSD 111
  • Channahon, IL
  • 283,000-sf New School
  • 2,000 Students
  • Outstanding Building Award, American School & University

Libertyville High School

  • CHSD 128
  • Libertyville, IL
  • District Architect services, including master plan, P.E. addition/renovation, music wing renovation, two-story academic wing/administration area renovation, lobby/entrance renovation, athletic field renovation, and new aquatic center

Elk Grove High School

  • THSD 214
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • District Architect services, including classrooms and labs renovations, natatorium addition, fitness room renovation, press box renovation, offices/conference room renovation, storage room renovation, and commons area and community room renovation

Prospect High School

  • THSD 214
  • Mount Prospect, IL
  • District Architect Services, including master plans and additions and renovations to science labs, the library, athletic fitness rooms, cafeteria, the running track and turf field, theater renovation, curtain wall replacement, fine arts/music spaces, and a new natatorium

John Hersey High School

  • THSD 214
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • District Architect services, including window replacements; nurses’ room renovation; science labs renovations; main entry and corridor renovation; office, staff room, and staff toilet room renovations; classroom addition and corridor renovation; academic resource center renovation, ADA-compliance modifications and concessions renovation; and artificial turf field installation

Oak Lawn High School

  • Oak Lawn CHSD 229
  • Oak Lawn, IL
  • 25,000-sf auditorium, mezzanine, and black box addition/renovation