Sherlock Elementary

Owner: Cicero School District 99

Architect: FGM Architects

Location: 5347 S. 22nd Ct., Cicero, IL 60804

Budget: $6,867,912.12

Sherlock Elementary School Case Study

Description: This project involved constructing a new four-story school, classrooms, gymnasium, administrative offices, and a media center. This project included rough carpentry, drywall, elevators, GFRC column covers, doors/frames/hardware, exterior rainscreen, and climbing walls. In this building, every space is unconventional, with circulation opened up and pushed to the perimeter, uniquely shaped classrooms, large teaching space, a gymnasium, which doubles as a storm shelter, outdoor play areas, and an Exploratorium. The building consists of modern and efficient materials, with large spans of glass throughout, providing ample natural light and transparency.

ALL Construction Group’s general contracting team worked closely with the owner and construction managers to complete this state-of-the-art Elementary School for District 99 and the Town of Cicero. This project had multiple prime contracts that needed constant coordination. This was landmark success for the town of Cicero.

The project was challenged by many unforeseen design coordination issues, compounding schedule and scope challenges as well as the typical school project challenges. This project was fast-paced with extenuating challenges of changing scope that required endless monitoring. But, through precise planning and communication we were able to overcome all issues that were faced on this project.