• Pool Type Indoor 25-Yard, Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Universities
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2016
  • ArchitectMoody Nolan

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Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences

Chicago, IL

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Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences is the healthcare education hub of the City Colleges of Chicago system which focuses on the hands-on training of allied health professionals. It provides training opportunities for the estimated 84,000 new healthcare employees who are projected to work in Chicago over the next decade.

The new 545,000 sq. ft. Academic Building includes classroom space, teaching labs, computer labs, general administration spaces, common spaces, and simulation labs. The common areas include a natatorium, gymnasium, 250-seat theater, fitness center with locker rooms, library, bookstore, and a food court. The facility is crowned by an eight-story tower which represents a “virtual hospital” and allows students to learn through simulated, real-world healthcare scenarios. Aquatic amenities include:

1,000 sq ft. Recreation Pool

  • Two 25-yard lap lanes with stair entry
  • Underwater bench
  • Water volleyball and basketball

100 sq. ft. Hot Spa

  • Stair entry and hydrotherapy bench
  • Deck level gutter overflow

100 sq. ft. Cold Spa

  • Stair entry and hydrotherapy bench
  • Deck level gutter overflow

The design team took great pride in its sustainable practices with the goal for LEED Gold certification. A rain water harvesting system, a green roof, and water efficient plumbing are some of the environmentally sensitive design features.