Paschen Breaks Ground at New Malcolm X College Campus
Last month, F.H. Paschen and City Colleges broke ground on a new $251 million Malcolm X College Campus in Chicago. Designed by the architecture firm of Moody Nolan, the 500,000 sf campus will sit just north of the current Malcolm X campus and will be composed of two 3-story academic buildings and a 1,500-car parking facility connected via an atrium. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chancellor Cheryl Hyman led the groundbreaking ceremony for the facility which will house the college’s healthcare programs, including a virtual hospital, skill and simulation labs, and general education space.
"Today we lay the foundation for a best-in-class learning environment that will be the pride of the West Side and all of Chicago," Chancellor Cheryl Hyman said. "The new Malcolm X College will be a centerpiece of our efforts to ensure Chicagoans are prepared for careers in growing fields like healthcare."
Performing demolition and site preparation for the new campus, Paschen is proud to be involved in a project that will give Chicago students access to exceptional academic facilities. Work includes removing seven acres of parking lot covering 3½ city blocks, removing abandoned underground gas tanks and city water lines, and relocating 180 trees to another campus.
The school is projected to be completed in late 2015.