Whitney Young Library Expansion
LOCATION Chicago, IL
DEVELOPER Public Building Commission of Chicago
SIZE 14,500 SF
CERTIFICATIONS LEED v3 Gold BD+C: New Construction
Chicago’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Branch Library performed a $12 million gut rehab of the building which reopened in early 2019 with a 2,500 square expansion. The project preserved the walls and square coffered ceilings of the existing modernist building and added new amenities such as computers, multipurpose rooms, a recording studio, early learning play space, and a fabrication lab with 3D printers. Cyclone was responsible for commissioning all HVAC, lighting, plumbing and building control systems.