Community + Civic + Worship

Y.O.U. Headquarters and Educational Center

Less Than 25,000SF, Building / Ground-up, Less Than $5 Million

Y.O.U. Headquarters and Educational Center

Evanston, Illinois

Leopardo proudly partnered with Youth & Opportunity United, Inc. (Y.O.U.) on their new 12,871-square-foot Evanston headquarters and educational center. This non-profit youth development agency provides services and leadership. Leopardo provided both preconstruction and construction services. Project highlights include:­

  • $4.5M, 12,871-SF, two-story headquarters and educational center
  • First floor includes transformative learning spaces, counseling offices, a makerspace, teaching kitchen, as well as additional instructional and gathering spaces
  • Second floor includes administration and office spaces, as well as conference rooms
  • Sitework included subsurface improvements, landscaping and private parking
  • Local subcontractors were utilized on the job, making it a true community effort
  • Project received award for Excellence in Design for New Construction at the 2017 Design Evanston Awards