Good Design is for Everyone
Our practice is committed to the role of housing in creating comprehensive, sustainable, and progressive urban development.
IFF Access Housing provides much-needed affordable and integrated housing opportunities for people with low income and special needs. Located over 25 scattered-sites in a 2-1/2 mile footprint, the project helps stabilize Chicago’s Humboldt Park...
Phil B. Curls Manor is the first phase of the Kansas City Intergenerational Community. The 4-story building provides 54 affordable apartments for seniors and amenities that include a theater, community room, fitness, bike storage, in-unit laundry...
City Gardens contributes to a growing neighborhood resurgence on Chicago’s Near West Side as investments in retail, public works, and housing are now filling many of the community’s vacant lots. The new mixed-income development features 76 apartments in seven three-story buildings around a large internal courtyard.
"What is the potential impact of changing a closed Chicago Public School into community-benefit, supportive housing?"
In partnership with Heartland Housing, cityLab 2017 engages in research around the redevelopment of the former Calhoun Elementary School. For six weeks, the Labs interns will observe the site, meet with partners, develop architecture skills, and document their work. A culminating presentation will share data and designs with local community partners.
CHICAGO HAS A SOLID COMMUNITY WORKING IN PUBLIC INTEREST DESIGN. LANDON BONE BAKER IS ALWAYS AT THE TABLE.
KRISANN REHBEIN, MANAGER OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION