The Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center opened its doors last year in Chicago’s Southside. The facility, funded in large by the late Joan Kroc, was built under the mission to provide equal opportunities for children throughout the nation and foster the development of talents through state-of-the-art facilities in underserved communities. The Kroc Center contains a gymnasium, aquatic center, classrooms, office space, and a variety of training facilities open to the public.
ESD designed a sustainable, practical MEP design for the Kroc Center. Tyler Jensen and Andrew Silverstein examine the challenge of designing this high-performance, sustainable building with diverse spaces in their article for ES Magazine, “Corps Community Revival: New Chicago Community Center Features Diverse MEP Design.”