Since opening its Lincoln Square facility, a former Chicago Public Library, in 1998, the Old Town School of Folk Music has experienced tremendous growth and was in need of additional space. The School not only wanted to provide the community with an abundance of new classes and concerts, but sought to build a facility that would function well for Chicago’s next generation of musicians, dancers and artists.
Bulley & Andrews provided construction management services to complete the expansion project on a fast-paced, 14-month construction schedule. The new three-story, 27,000 square foot space features 16 acoustically-engineered classrooms and three professional dance studios. The facility also boasts a 2,100 square foot venue with 150 seats that acts as a classroom, community gathering space, dance hall and performance venue.
Additionally, the building demonstrates the Old Town School’s commitment to sustainability and is designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification.