Crow Island School

Added by admin, last update: July 23, 2014, 5:50 pm

Location
1112 Willow Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
United States
42° 6' 0.288" N, 87° 44' 45.8952" W
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Identity of Building / Site
Primary classification: Education (EDC)
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History of Building/Site
Original Brief:
Dates: Commission / Completion:Commission unknown, completion 1940(e)
Architectural and other Designer(s): Saarinen & Saarinen; Perkins, Wheeler & Will, architects
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Current Use: School.
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Evaluation
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Recognizing that educational objectives and methods can generate architectural form, the architects here were among the first to carefully analyze the spacial and practical needs of children and teachers. The resulting approach, characterized by flexible classrooms with separate work areas, individual adjacent outdoor yards, natural light, practical materials and a child-sized scale revolutionized elementary school design.
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Authoring
Recorder/Date: DOCOMOMO US Register committee, July 1999
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