Unity Junior High School


Cicero , Illinois


Cicero School District 99


FGM Architects


  • 442,000 square foot
  • (2) four-story classroom wings designed to operate as separate schools,each with its own administrative area and specialty classrooms.
  • Central one-story structure that houses a common lobby, physical education complex, and media center.
  • Separate locker rooms
  • Cafetorium
  • Plazas
  • Playgrounds and playing fields


Cicero School District 99 claim a 16 acre site that once served as the headquarters of the Danley Tool Works that had been abandoned for almost twenty years. Sollitt, who had
constructed the original Danley buildings nearly fifty years earlier, was retained as Construction Manager/Constructor by District
99 for the project. Sollitt joined the project team early in the process providing extensive preconstruction services. The site required extensive remediation and demolition to prepare the brownfield for construction.