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.