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The New Malcolm X City College of Chicago

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Campus Landscape Design | Chicago, Illinois

Located in downtown Chicago, the goal for The New Malcolm X College is to prepare students for a career in the medical sciences. To achieve this goal, the team was asked to create a campus with a strong, professional vibe and a “heart” while creating a neighborhood anchor. Hitchcock Design Group developed the site plan and completed the construction documents for the hardscape and landscape for the four-block site. LEED Gold design solutions were incorporated throughout the project and a combined total of one-acre of green roofs were placed throughout the project. The 3rd floor green roof is considered the “heart” of the college and contains two custom seating areas that serve as outdoor classrooms, with the balance of the area being framed by seatwall planters and a mix of moveable tables and chairs. The MXC campus now serves as a community anchor and the spaces surrounding the buildings a home to walkways that provide opportunities for socialization and create the community anchor that was envisioned.


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City Colleges of Chicago



Design Architect – Cannon Design/Architect of Record, Moody Nolan, Inc., Parking Deck – Desman Architects

Infrastructure Engineering, Inc.; Christy Webber Landscapes; Green Crew; Old Veteran Construction; JM Irrigation; F.H. Paschen; FRS Design; Waterwall Plumbing; Fountain Technologies

Master Plan/SD – Cannon Design; Terry Guen Design Associates



Louis I. Kahn Citation, Top Post-Secondary, American School and University’s Architectural Portfolio, 2018; LEED Gold; Honor Award, General Design, Illinois Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects, 2017

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