In October of 2016, Urbana School District 116 approved IGW’s schematic design for the expansion and renovation of Yankee Ridge Elementary School in Urbana, Illinois. The 16,300 SF expansion will include a new gymnasium, three fine arts classrooms and kitchen/serving facilities. The 40,600 SF existing building will be selectively renovated including the installation of a new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system. An eight-classroom addition will also be designed and bid as an alternate for the conversion of Yankee Ridge from a 2-strand to a 3-strand K-5 school. Separate on-site bus and parent drop-offs and expanded staff and visitor parking will complete the project on its site.