Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Annex

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Annex Project Management Cotter Consulting

Cotter provided project management services for the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Annex addition. The Annex project involved the construction of a three-story 41,000 sf addition, and a contiguous weather-protected connection to the existing building, as well a renovation to the existing school building. The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Annex renovation included the installation of a seven-stop elevator, ADA lift, and a new fire protection system as well as the renovation/reconfiguration of miscellaneous classrooms. Associated site work included a new playground. Construction on this very tight site required the temporary relocation of power lines on new temporary poles, coordination of incoming gas service, and relocated communication lines.

Cotter oversaw the project team including the general contractor, the architect of record, and the assistant project manager. In addition, Cotter managed the anticipated and forecasted schedules, costs, and trends, and was responsible to develop cost estimates, process change orders, and consultant amendments, conduct weekly meetings, coordinate long-lead times, and oversee LEED activities.


LEED Silver Certification

Chicago, Illinois



Square footage


Project completion

Project Team

We are so pleased that the Principal and the school community are proud of their new school annex, and so happy to have served in the annex’s delivery. Cotter PM Andy Horn led the team to successful completion with professionalism, skill, and diligence, resolving the logistical challenges presented by the tight site.

Did you know?

The Annex adds 17 classrooms, two music and band rooms, a computer lab, a kitchen and cafeteria, and a rooftop play area to the existing school.

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