Jesse White Community Center

Located in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood, this 30,000 sf community center provides much needed education and recreational opportunities for community residents on the near-north and near-west sides of Chicago as well as a permanent home for the Jesse White Tumblers. The main section of the Center houses a gymnasium and gymnastics facility with tumbling equipment and in-ground foam practice pits, locker rooms, computer labs and a community meeting area. Administrative offices and a reception lobby welcome the public through their transparent façade and southern-exposed entry plaza. The upper floor includes administrative offices and conference rooms, as well as a balcony overlooking the gymnastics facility. The LEED Silver-certified center exhibits a fully integrated design approach resulting in the use of performance-driven, energy-efficient building materials and the optimization of centrally located utility equipment.

Project Address

410-412 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

Size

30,000 sf

Client

Chicago Park District

Architect

Ghafari Associates