Niles North High School Aquatics Center
The Niles North Aquatics Center addition and renovation in Skokie, Ill., improves competitive and educational swimming programs, promotes community participation, and enhances safety. The facility houses a year-round competitive swim program hosted by the school district, Illinois Swimming and USA Swimming. It also houses park district programs. The building is LEED for Schools Gold registered. Its design reduces energy use by 44 percent compared to a standard code-compliant building of similar size, resulting in annual energy savings of 31.5 percent. The project features a new two-story addition and competition pool with a seating area of approximately 25,500 square feet and a new eight-lane stretch pool with movable bulkhead. The mezzanine provides spectator seating for 500; the pool deck seats 180 athletes.
Location: Skokie, Illinios
Company/Entrant: KJWW Engineering Consultants
Architect: Legat Architects
General Contractor: IHC Construction
Erector: S.G. Krauss Co.