South Shore International Prep High School


Chicago, Illinois


Public Building Commission of Chicago /CPS


John Ronan Architects/Destefano & Partners Joint Venture Contract


  • 200,000 square feet; 3 story + Lower Level & Penthouse
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gymnasium/Auditorium
  • 10,000 square foot entry plaza
  • Music Art Wing
  • Allied Health Center
  • Dedicated Science Classrooms


This new 200,000 square foot, three story high school utilizes the CPS Urban Model High School (UMHS) prototypical design to serve 1,200 students.  The project was completed in 21 months on a very “tight” urban site. The project achieved a LEED Silver Certification and includes; a “green” roof, permeable parking area and underground Storm Water Detention Modules.