Project Description




168,000 sq ft


This two-story community center is located on the former Glenview Naval Air Station as part of the 140-acre public “Admiral Gallery” Park. Situated at the end of a former runway, this impressive facility is testimony to collaboration among public and private bodies.

Separate multi-roomed preschool, arts, and seniors’ wings, wellness center, lap and multi-use pools, triple court gymnasium, mini gym, aerobics, and locker rooms are located on the first floor. The lofty second floor features a running track open to the gym, a large activity wing, a 10,500-square-foot health and fitness center, office space, locker rooms and dance areas.

The Village of Glenview’s work with the U.S. Navy resulted in a no-cost lease/purchase arrangement to benefit the public good. In addition, the Senior Club raised and donated $180,000 towards the 220-capacity banquet hall, catering kitchen, stage areas and artwork. The Foundation contributed $100,000 more for artwork, including World War II biplane replicas. Following the successful lead of other public agencies, a partnership was established with Evanston Northwestern Hospital, which rents 10,000-square-feet of space for a wellness center.

Master Plan / Feasibility Study
Grant / Referendum / Bond
Basic A&E Design Services
Construction Administration

2001 IPRA –  Outstanding Facility and Parks Award
2001 AIA – Northeast Illinois Chapter Excellence Award
2002 CBC – First Place Merit Award for New Construction/Suburbs