As one of the City’s oldest neighborhood high schools, the physical appearance of Lake View High School has changed considerably since the school’s opening in 1874. Fire destroyed the entire structure in March 1885. The new, larger school opened just a year later, and in 1898 a four-story addition was added. In 1916 a five-story building was erected, and another section was added in 1939. Lake View High School now covers a full city block. A campus park was added in 1997, and STEM upgrades were made in 1998 and 2013. The school is now undergoing extensive renovations in the gymnasium, cafeteria, kitchen, servery and common areas for which Comprehensive Construction Consulting, Inc. serves as the project manager.
The Public Building Commission's plans for Lake View High School includes roof replacement, masonry restoration, interior painting and corridor floor repair, as well as renovations to the gym, library, cafeteria and kitchen. Improvements to the school's heating, ventilation, and air condition system as well as site improvements such as an artificial turf field and track are also included in the scope. This project used sustainable design-LEED Silver certified project building. The total construction dollar value for this project was $19.4 million.
CCC, Inc. was recognized as one of the top teams overseeing the 2017 Chicago Public Schools Capital Construction Program.