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Neal Math & Science Academy

branding

refresh identity system

environmental signage

landscape & architecture:

Juan Gabriel Moreno, AIA

Neal Math Science Academy(NMSA) is a magnet school located in North Chicago, IL, which is in a large suburb setting. It is one of two schools serving students grades 6 to 8 and in District 187.  In 2019, NMSA received donations for redevelopment from AbbVie who created a new foundation, The North Chicago Education Fund, and together with North Chicago Community Unit School District 187, they selected IFF who is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution to serve as the project developer. On that note, the staff and leadership of NMSA are looking to explore how the school’s visual system can be something stronger and resonant with the community.

Research and Ideation