Elmhurst School District 205 Elementary & Middle Schools
Illinois Construction Project
McHugh served as construction manager for the expansion and renovation of 11 elementary and middle schools. The most significant work occurred at Hawthorne Elementary School, built in 1888, damaged by fire in 1917, and refurbished in 1921. McHugh constructed a new wing then rebuilt Hawthorne in sections while school remained in session. The construction safety program McHugh developed for Elmhurst’s York High School was equally effective for these smaller schools.