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K-12 Education

Harvest Christian Academy

25 - 75,000SF, Greater Than 150,000SF, Renovation, Less Than $5 Million

Harvest Christian Academy

The 300,000-SF former headquarters of Safety Kleen Corporation, located on 75 acres in Elgin, Illinois was donated to Harvest Bible Chapel, a Christian ministry, to house their new Christian education school. The new school serves kindergarten through 8th grade classes. Leopardo renovated portions of the corporate office building to include:

  • 20 new classrooms with private restroom facilities
  • 630 seat temporary worship center
  • 5,900-SF gymnasium with locker rooms
  • 1,500-SF science laboratory
  • 3,000-SF children’s library
  • Art classroom
  • Expansion of existing kitchen facility
  • Life safety upgrades including a fire alarm system expansion, public address system and synchronized clock system and the provision of an area of refuge call stations in stairwells
  • Project completed on schedule and in time for fall classes to begin