Malcolm X College held its grand opening, with speakers including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chancellor Cheryl L. Hyman (pictured). Classes began on January 11, bringing to a close a fast-tracked design and construction project creating 500,000 sf of educational space. TKB is the associate architect, teamed with prime architect Moody Nolan.
Together with Holabird & Root, TKB answered a challenging design assignment in creating an addition to the distinctive original building by Stanley Tigerman. A two story addition sited in a narrow strip of land was necessary to meet project requirements, but needed an extra dose of creativity in order to meet project requirements.
Take a look at the results below in the video produced by the PublicBuilding Commission of Chicago: