East St. Louis High School in Illinois, USA

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East St. Louis High School in Illinois

Aug 5, 2020

Design: Ittner Architects

Address: 4901 State St, East Saint Louis, IL 62205, USA

East St. Louis High School shows how architecture can create a new “sense of place” in this remarkable transformation of an aging school that repositions it for the 21st Century.

East St Louis High School Illinois

Photos by Aaron Gipperich Photography

East St. Louis High School

The extensive renovation and large additions for East St. Louis High School confirms equity and creates a community of learning in a long under-served inner city school district. Our 10-year relationship with the district established our dialogue with diverse and often untapped voices, ensuring the building renovations represented the entire community.

East St Louis High School Illinois

The architectural outcome was determined by the stakeholders’ high level of dedicated involvement. We helped them realize this outcome through the design of two large additions: a gym and career center, and complete renovations of both the interior and exterior of the building.

East St Louis High School Illinois

Careful planning and tight programming also allowed us to provide spaces the district could grow into, offering amenities like a generous learning stair and large collaboration spaces commonly found in wealthier districts. Infilling the courtyard allowed the building to be substantially reconfigured with a double-height media/technology center forming a central innovation hub.

East St Louis High School Illinois

Located in a city notorious for high crime, we worked with the community to make this school a sanctuary, providing a respite from the city surrounding it. Well-considered architectural features help minimize the chance of sparring between students.

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For instance, a new entry for students arriving by bus is generously scaled, and the circulation path is split by a welcoming canopy with seating.

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With multiple sets of doors and a built-in barrier, friction between arriving students can be avoided, making getting into school a safer experience.

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Names throughout the building of famous local luminaries reflect the area’s rich heritage. The prized Miles Davis Auditorium is the culmination of a goal to honor past tradition with modern spaces.

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The overall result is a building that fosters community pride and provides students the many resources they need to achieve success.

East St Louis High School Illinois, USA

East St Louis High School Illinois design by Ittner Architects

East St. Louis High School, Illinois – Building Information

Design Architects and Architects of Record: Ittner Architects

Project size: 288000 ft2
Site size: 400000 ft2
Project Budget: $44665000
Building levels: 3

East St Louis High School Illinois

Photos: Aaron Gipperich Photography

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Phone: +1 (618) 646-3700

Location: 4901 State St, East Saint Louis, Illinois, IL 62205, United States of America

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