The physical learning environment plays a pivotal role in the learning outcome of students. Spatial organization directly affects the way students interact with one another and ultimately their academic performance. Schools today are often faced with outdated facilities that fail to meet the changing needs of contemporary education trends.

Mekus Tanager recognizes the importance of open, flexible spaces that facilitate collaboration and adapt to a variety of learning styles. A well designed school is paramount to a successful education, and will lead students to become more effective innovators. We look forward to working with you to achieve the highest quality learning environment!


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  • University of Chicago - South Campus Residence Hall

  • University of Chicago - The Gordon Center for Integrative Science

  • McCormick Theological Seminary

  • UIC - Polk Street Residence Hall

  • UIC - Douglas Hall

  • University of Cincinnati - Rhodes Hall

  • UIC - Edelstone Lounge

  • University of Chicago - Master Furniture Standards Program


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Mekus Tanager is a planning and design firm. Since 1984, Mekus Tanager has been helping our clients turn their buildings and spaces into well-designed strategic assets that maximize aesthetic beauty, function and purpose, and return on investment. We are committed to listening to and working with our clients as a true partner throughout the design process.


Illinois Office:
4505 Lawndale Ave
Lyons, IL 60534

Kentucky Office and
Invoice Payments:
163 Clubhouse Drive
Georgetown, KY 40324

Michigan Office:
N1600 State Hwy M35
Menominee, MI 49858

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Phone: 312.661.0778