Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School
5088 W. Jackson Blvd.
Ring the doorbell and guests will be buzzed in.
Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 3pm
Sun, Oct 15: 12pm - 3pm
John Ronan Architects, 2008
Designed by Chicago-based architect John Ronan, Christ the King's 94,000-square-foot exterior is a pulsating pattern of fiber-reinforced cement panels in varying sizes, finishes and shades of gray, lending the building a strong visual identity using a relatively inexpensive product. At the easternmost end of the building, the rhythm of these panels is disrupted by another humble material, glass block, which also appears here in an array of sizes to form an intricate patterned wall containing the translucent Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola within.
Volunteers will lead guided tours of the building, departing from the cafeteria every 15-30 minutes at the top and middle of the hour. Self-guided tours of the first floor are also welcomed.