Design Team

2024 Design Challenge

Our 2024 Design team is finalizing their design process for an integrative sustainable K-8 school, IDEALS, in Chicago, envisioned to foster collaboration between UIC and underprivileged students in Chicago's public school system. IDEALS aims to support the Chicago Public School system with spaces that encourage creativity, collaboration, and success, all while maintaining a net-zero carbon footprint.

Project Team Leadership

2023 - 2024 Project Manager

Architecture Lead

Structural Lead

Jonathan Liu

Electrical & Energy Lead

Electrcal & Energy Lead

Mechanical & Plumbing Lead

Mechanical & Plumbing Lead

Sustainability & Resilience Lead

Architecture & structural

Beatriz Mata

Lugano Mwakatapanya

mechanical & plumbing systems

Electrical and Energy systems

Sigrior Vauhkonen

Market & cost analysis

Izabella Kopec

sustainability & Resilience