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As the third largest K-12 school district in the nation serving over 450,000 students across 640 educational facilities, Chicago Public Schools is perpetually renovating, expanding and building new education facilities. In order to maintain a high level of consistent quality and equity throughout the district, CPS has established a comprehensive series of design and construction facility standards. These standards which have developed and evolved over the years have resided across a series of disparate documents. 

C|ZDS was tasked by the district to consolidate these documents and augment with our institutional knowledge from a decade of serving CPS Capital Planning & Construction into a draft version. This document is the initial step in the update and reorganization of the CPS Design and Construction Standards, the first undertaking of its kind in ten over years.

Design Standards

Reorganization