Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago Rusu-McCartin Club

Project Description

Within the Joint Public Safety Training Campus Community out lot, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago will construct a new youth community center for the Austin neighborhood on the Chicago west side. The new youth center will provide safe facilities for local youth to engage in a broad offering of programs that promote leadership development, academic success, and healthy lifestyle. The multi-story building will include indoor and outdoor recreation areas, a gymnasium, flexible programming spaces, game rooms and a kitchen. Its proximity to a variety of local schools make it an ideal to the site, serving the local community with much-needed activities and programs. Latent Design will lead the design development and construction of the project.

Project Details

Chicago, IL
28,000 SF
LEED Certification
Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago
$15.5 million


Civil - Engage Civil, INC, Landscape Architecture - Omni Ecosystems, LLC, Structural - Rockey Structures, MEP - C.C. Johnson Malhotra, PC, Code - MAP Strategies, LLC, Interior - Maude Group, LEED - Rivion, Façade Consultant - Inspec, IT Partner - NPCE Technology Solutions

Project Gallery

east entry from Kostner Avenue
southeast corner from the parking lot
southwest corner from the plaza
  1. 1 Masterplan

    JPSTC PH-1A Masterplan

  2. 2 Massing Study

    Define the corner

  3. 3 Artistic Opportunities

    Varying façade patterns and artistic intervention

  4. 4 Screenwall Structure

    Sketching through details to reach a collaborative result

  5. 5 First Floor Plan

    First Floor Plan

  6. 6 Second Floor Plan

    Second Floor Plan

  7. 7 Third Floor Plan

    Third Floor Plan

Roof deck at night
Chicago Avenue front entry at night
Construction progress on rain-screen façade
It just felt good to be able to hear that my community is also being thought about … and that I’m able to speak and put my opinion in on what’s happening in my community.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago Member