Join AIA Northeast Illinois on April 25 as FGM Architects & Vision Construction helps us celebrate National Architecture Week by opening their doors to a complimentary behind the scenes tour of a under construction project of an education facility, The Sherlock School.  Located in Cicero, IL, on a small, dense, urban site.

The school is in its final stages of completion with a scheduled completion date of Fall 2019, so you do not want to miss this opportunity where you will not only be able to observe many of the unique design components of the building, but you will also have opportunities to view the buildings essential systems and components that are eventually shielded by drywall and ceiling.

The design of educational buildings is constantly evolving in an attempt to provide the next generation of students and faculty with an environment that fosters teaching, learning, collaboration, and innovation at the highest level.

The forward-thinking design approach taken by FGM Architects for the new Sherlock School aims to enhance the educational experience for students, Pre-K through 6th grade, and teachers. Learning should be fun and exciting, and the environment in which kids learn should enable that idea. The new Sherlock School aims to re-think and re-design the way a school functions. Nearly every space in the school is unconventional, with circulation opened up and pushed to the perimeter, uniquely shaped classrooms, large teaching / maker’s space areas, an active gymnasium, which doubles as a storm shelter, outdoor play areas, and an Exploratorium, a hands-on, interactive learning environment that will allow teachers and students to be more creative. The building envelope consists of modern and efficient materials, with large spans of glass throughout, providing ample natural light and transparency. Sherlock will be a place that mixes learning and playing, one that facilitates future ready learning, and allows its students and teachers to collaborate, be inventive, and achieve success.

So grab your hardhats, vests, eyewear and boots, and come join us for this behind the scenes tour.


Registration: 5:00-5:30pm

Building Tour: 5:30-6:30pm


The Sherlock School (Operating Construction Site)

5347 West 22nd Place

Cicero, IL 60804

1 HSW LU Pending

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