The inaugural tenant of the 2020 Northwest Highway Complex, this 6,000 square foot space proved to be a design challenge. The 50 foot depth of the building was a major limiting factor. The school itself is special in that it functions as a swimming instructional center for children between the ages of 2 and 12. The pool required accommodating for eight groups of four students for 30 minute lessons throughout the day. Also included in the building program is a viewing area for parents, co-ed family locker rooms/changing areas, toilet rooms, administrative offices, a vending area, and a welcoming reception area with a bright, child friendly color scheme.
This solution is currently being utilized as the prototype for The Chicago Swim School, and other locations are being planned for implementation.