SSOE served as the planning consultant to FGM Architects for Phases 1, 2, and 3 for this comprehensive transportation, distribution, and logistics center for a higher education facility. The project is part of the City Colleges of Chicago “College to Careers” initiative, which works to revolutionize city colleges to meet the demand of the high-growth sectors of the future. The facility will serve as the first comprehensive Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) education in its area, preparing students for careers in ground, air, and rail transport, as well as multi-modal distribution and logistics.
The new center will feature a high-tech warehouse environment, laboratories, workshops, classrooms, and virtual reality simulation facilities and will replace nearly 112,000 SF of temporary classroom space. The building is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification upon completion for its sustainable features.
The project is being administered by the Capital Development Board and completed as funding becomes available. SSOE is serving as the planning consultant related to transportation maintenance shop areas and the equipment in the shop areas.