Located in close proximity to the heart of Lincoln Square in Chicago, the new 85,000 SF Lycée Français de Chicago has been conceived as a unique educational campus with light-filled spaces intended to encourage educational discovery and shared environments aimed to celebrate the Lycée’s international community.
The Lycée is situated in one of Chicago’s most dynamic, artistic and culturally relevant neighborhoods, where the school aims to cultivate community partnerships. The campus has a private drive, and college-preparatory facilities equipped to serve up to 800 students with 41 classrooms, laboratories for art, science and music, a cafeteria, a gymnasium, a library, administrative offices, playgrounds, a soccer field, and ample green space for outdoor athletic activities.
The Lycée Français de Chicago was the first development project that crossed the desk of the then newly elected 47th Ward Aldernan Ameya Pawar in 2011. The campus has replaced the former Ravenswood Hospital that had been vacant for over a decade. The new LEED silver project has been a welcome addition to the neighborhood, bringing renewed energy to an already thriving area.
Due to the development’s aggressive budgetary objectives, the project has been conceived with extreme efficiencies in mind, making it one of the most cost effective educational projects built in Chicago in the last few years. The final cost of construction, inclusive of all building and site improvements, was $21,500,000.