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Wolcott College Prep Arts & Athletics Center


1950 W. Hubbard St.
Enter on Hubbard


West Town


Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 12:30pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture, 2018


When Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture was tasked with building a 16,000-square-foot arts and athletics building for Wolcott College Prep, the firm was restricted by the tight one-acre site and modest budget. The result is a study in making the most of a simple material: the facility is constructed almost entirely of precast concrete that has been either polished, stained, or sealed with an anti-graffiti coating. The material nods to the industrial past of the West Town neighborhood, but refined details signal a forward-looking approach. Spaces include studios for arts and music, and a large gym. The main corridor has an innovative light installation that brings the work of artist Dan Flavin to mind.

Visitor Experience

Learn about this new school building as you take a self-guided tour, with Wolcott College Prep personnel on hand to answer questions.

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Part of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre trail.

2019 Year of Chicago Theatre