Chicago Public Schools Central Office

42 West Madison Street
Chicago, Illinois

Project size: 207,000 square feet

Project Architect: Brook Architecture, Inc.  

Owner’s Representative: MB Real Estate

Project Description

Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the United States, with more than 600 schools providing education to approximately 400,000 children spanning grades K-12. Reed Construction was selected to complete demolition and construction of 207,000 square feet of corporate office space for CPS including a new building lobby, elevator upgrades, new restrooms, expansive open office areas, private offices and numerous meeting rooms. In addition a new, state-of-the-art board room was built to meet broadcast quality standards, allowing local news stations to simply plug into the system feeds in order broadcast CPS Board meetings. Despite several major design changes throughout the course of the project, Reed was able to overcome every hurdle and get CPS into their new space on time and without going over budget. Construction was completed in only 16 weeks followed by 4 weeks of furniture installation and technology programming.

  • The ability of your project team to solve problems and react to the client’s requests was unparalleled. On numerous occasions, Reed’s team demonstrated innovative problem solving and a can-do attitude as they expertly navigated the inherent challenges of working in a century-old building

    David Graff Senior Vice President/Director of Project Services (MB Real Estate)