Recognized nationwide for excellence in music education, VanderCook College's vibrant program is growing in its newly renovated home.
VanderCook College of Music recently leased a second building on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. It was was originally designed by Mies van der Rohe for testing railroad equipment.
LCM designed a master plan that adapts the original, two-level Mies structure and its single-story addition to provide a state-of-the-art music facility while maintaining the landmark’s industrial character.
The completion of phase one provided a new reception/performance space, green room, music library, rehearsal rooms, offices, a classroom, and acoustically isolated practice rooms as well as improved storage, systems support, and restrooms. Phase two will see the build out of a large, two-story performance space as well as provide additional classrooms, teaching studios, practice areas, and storage.