The Northeastern Illinois University Day Care will be located on NEIU’s main university campus in Chicago, Illinois. The site is 43,710 sf of green space surrounded by university buildings and open park space. A new 17,835 sf, one story, steel-and-glass structure will be designed to wrap an interior 3,000 sf child play area. By shifting the building’s volumes, JGMA created clerestory windows to allow natural light to deluge into the interior. A vehicular drop-off area and ten parking spaces are also provided for convenience. The building will benefit students, university faculty, and members of the surrounding community as a positive, family-oriented neighborhood organization. The project will be designed to meet LEED Silver Certification.