Victoria Soto High School (formerly the United Neighborhood Organization) believes in the power of architecture to transform education and revitalize communities. As the second addition to the site, the new high school serves to further anchor the campus, seamlessly connecting to the existing elementary school and future site development.

Views of the city skyline and the surrounding community inspire students to achieve their full potential while reinforcing their sense of belonging. Learning becomes transparent from the outside in through abundant windows that maximize natural light, triggering the senses and arousing curiosity. By locating corridors along the largely glass perimeter of the building, the school is able to dramatically increase daylight and views inside the classroom.

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2015 Merit Award Finalist, New Construction Under $55M, Chicago Building Congress

2014 Honorable Mention, High Schools Facilities, Learning By Design

2014 Honorable Mention, Excellence in the Design of Educational Environments, Illinois Association of School Boards

2014 Project of Distinction, School Planning & Architectural Exhibition, Council of Educational Facility Planners International

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