Providing an innovative expansion design solution and community amenity within a historic setting.

Joliet Central High School Student Center & Galleria
Joliet THSD 204
Joliet, IL

Joliet Township High School District 204 selected Wight & Company to design a new Student Center and Galleria at Joliet Central High School. The project is a 43,000-square-foot addition to the school’s main building, and creates a new main entrance to the school. The new Student Center includes a cafeteria and kitchen, replacing antiquated food service facilities on the fourth floor of the existing building, and provides seating for approximately 600 people in flexible configurations that can be arranged to accommodate both community and school events. To connect the Student Center to the main campus, the Galleria is attached to the east side of the 1920’s school, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The facility is designed to address student life and community outreach needs, filling a gap in the school’s facility options.