Summit Design + Build, LLC says it has recently completed the ground-up construction of the Michael R. Lutz Family Center for the Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS).
Located at 2129 W. North Ave. in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area, the center is one of four early childhood education centers owned and run by JCYS, joining the Michael R. Lutz Family Center in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, the Northwest Family Center in Buffalo Grove and the George W. Lutz Family Center in Highland Park.
The contractor says it was retained to build the new two-story, 12,000 sq. ft. center after plans to rehab the site’s old bow truss brick building proved inefficient. The project was completed roughly two months ahead of schedule.
“It was a pleasure to work with JCYS and help them create the space necessary to expand their services,” said senior project manager Brian Sundermann. “We were aggressive with our construction timeline, but ultimately it was the strong client relationship that led to this project being completed well ahead of the 2016-2017 school year.”
OKW Architects provided architectural services for the project.