Marwen Arts Campus Ready to Serve!
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Marwen Arts Campus Ready to Serve!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 14:15

Power Construction donated consulting and preconstruction services for several years leading up to a construction project for Marwen, a not-for-profit organization supporting underserved Chicago youth with free visual arts classes and career counseling.  Their Arts Campus occupied a 100-year old building in need of restoration, refurbishing and updates.  Wheeler Kearns Architects and Power were selected to complete those renovations that opened up the lobby and exhibition area, created more student collaboration space, and provided large, open studios for painting and ceramics.   The existing fourth floor was demolished to create an open concept office space, to be leased at a later date, as a source of funding for Marwen activities.  Renovations were completed in 6 months which allowed the new and improved Arts Campus to open on schedule in September.  Nearly 900 students from almost 300 Chicago Public Schools take free Marwen courses each year.  The expansion will allow the organization to serve up to 30% more students.