The Midwest Center for Anthroposophilcal Studies in Chicago is the second design for a new building serving the needs of the society.


This new reinforced concrete building provides space to serve as a retail shop that markets anthroposophically related books and products, a small theatre for community productions, a two story gathering hall with a balcony, a large green house space for a biodynamic vegetable and flower garden, teaching rooms, and a salon for members


“Green” or sustainable design principles provide a healthy environment and reduced fossil fuel usage. Solar electricity, reuse of rainwater for the garden and cleaning needs help make this school sustainable.  The glazing system on the southwest façade was designed to control the intense west summer sun.


Second floor plan


First floor plan

Copyright Howard Alan 2005