CANAAN VISION CENTER
CANAAN COMMUNITY CENTER

Glenview, Illinois

This multi-purpose center provides a useful resource to the community as well as a striking addition to the neighborhood. We created long, low rooflines to reduce the impression of height. Building walls incorporate pilasters to break up the large dimensions. The design creates a play of light and shadow, which makes the center appear less massive. Transparent glass corners also reduce the overall building mass and flood the interior spaces with light.  

 

PROGRAM

  • Client: Canaan Vision Center

  • 33,000 SF

  • 14 classrooms

  • 11 offices

  • Commercial kitchen

  • 3 music rooms

  • 3 arts and craft areas, Babysitting facility

  • Men’s and women’s clubs

  • Gymnasium

  • 170 parking spaces

 

TEAM

Architecture: a+c architects

Interior Design: a+c architects

Engineering: a+c architects

Civil: HK Consulting

Landscape: Gary Topalian

Structural: Kamry Engineering

Photography: Patsy McEnroe Photography

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We are a group of architects and engineers working collaboratively to make a positive impact on the built environment.  From our large light filled studio, we focus our energy on diverse projects, working together to create spaces that will inspire and hold meaning for our clients and the collective community.  Regardless of project type or scale, we see every design as an opportunity to fulfill client goals and fuel our passion for architecture.