Barack Obama School of Leadership & STEM

About this Project

Crystal Structures has provided a state-of-the-art architectural-grade greenhouse for the Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM in Chicago, Illinois. The lean-to style greenhouse, measuring 14′ x 43′, seamlessly integrates with the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) curriculum, offering students invaluable hands-on learning experiences.

Cavalier Hotel Skylight
Skylight over pool Cavalier

The greenhouse is equipped with Crystal Structures’ exclusive built-in accessory tracks, allowing for the convenient hanging of plants and lights without the need for additional hardware installation. This feature streamlines the setup process and maximizes the greenhouse’s functionality, enabling students to focus on their educational activities.

The greenhouse serves as an essential tool for teaching students about various scientific concepts, including plant development, the earth’s atmosphere, and heat and light waves. By providing a controlled environment for growing plants, the greenhouse offers students the opportunity to observe and understand the intricacies of plant life cycles and the factors that influence their growth.

In addition to its educational benefits, the greenhouse provides students with much-needed exposure to natural sunlight, which has been shown to enhance focus, concentration, and overall student behavior. This exposure to natural light creates a more conducive learning environment, promoting student well-being and academic success.

Importantly, the greenhouse adheres to the same stringent building codes as the school itself, ensuring the safety of the students within. The glass used in the greenhouse meets the same safety standards as the glass used in classroom windows and doors, providing a secure environment for hands-on learning experiences.

With the installation of this cutting-edge greenhouse, Crystal Structures has demonstrated its commitment to supporting educational institutions in their pursuit of providing high-quality, engaging STEM education. The Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM can now offer its students an unparalleled learning experience, preparing them for future careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.