Taking design cues from the school’s successful manufacturing program, Daley College’s 7,000 square foot lobby exemplifies KOO’s hospitality design approach.

Tasked with creating a multi-function space, a range of seating options were provided to respond to the program requirements as a student lounge, a meeting space for presentations and media events, and a pre-function space for the adjacent theater. The lobby now includes intimate collaboration spaces for small groups, mobile walls; an Internet café; and many opportunities for student collaboration.

With references to both high-tech digital fabrication and low-tech manufacturing processes, the point of entry to the space visually reinforces the school’s identity and aspirations.


SIZE: 7,000 SF

CLIENT: City Colleges of Chicago