VanderCook College of Music
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 structure and its single-story addition to provide state-of-the-art facilities while maintaining the landmark building’s industrial character.
The first phase of construction on level one included a reception space, green room, music library, storage, a new electrical room, renovation and expansion of the restrooms, and a rehearsal room. Rehearsal rooms, offices, a classroom, and acoustically isolated practice rooms have been built on the second, mezzanine, level.
Phase two will see the buildout of a large, two-story performance space, instrument storage, locker space, and classrooms on the first level.