Design Construction Concepts, a full-service design-build renovation firm, started construction on a new educational location for Brightmont Academy at 1799 Willow Road in Northfield, Illinois. The fully accredited private school’s Northfield campus is being designed by OKW Architects to provide a positive learning environment with individual spaces for safe, one-to-one customized instruction.
“We’re very excited to be able to rejuvenate a challenging site and revitalize the gateway to Northfield,” said Andy Poticha, principal at Design Construction Concepts. “This building is an ideal place where parents can walk to downtown Northfield, grab a coffee next door or run errands while their kids receive individualized instruction inside.”
Located in a former showroom, adjacent to the Starbucks at the northeast corner of Willow Road and Central Avenue, the 3,500-square-foot renovation will retain many of the existing ceiling features and wall treatments. The renovation will convert the space to meet the needs of Brightmont’s unique one-to-one educational model.
“It’s been a pleasure partnering with Design Construction Concepts on this renovation of eclectic space,” said Andrew Koglin, president at OKW Architects. “Their solutions-oriented approach was a good cultural fit for this unique educational model. Andy Poticha and his team have been good partners for us and Brightmont as we developed design solutions that married the school’s needs with the unusual existing space within their budget.”