Urban Land Institute (ULI) Vision Awards honor projects and programs in Chicago that exemplify success in the development process. Projects with exemplary construction, economic viability, marketing, management, and design were recognized on Wednesday, June 3 at the Redmoon Theater. Rebuild Foundation, Brinshore Development and Landon Bone Baker had the honor of receiving an award for Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative in the Project category.
The Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC) is a cornerstone project of Rebuild Foundation’s (Rebuild) broader vision to reactivate underutilized and abandoned buildings in Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood as part of an ambitious movement of community rejuvenation. Rebuild Foundation is a non-for-profit organization that endeavors to rebuild the cultural foundations of underinvested neighborhoods and incite movements of community revitalization that are culture based, artist led, and neighborhood driven.
The DA+HC is a rehabilitated block of 32 townhomes that serves as residences for artists and community members with the intent of fostering dialogue and collaboration between both groups. Originally conceived in 2011, the project was spearheaded by Rebuild Foundation in partnership with Brinshore Development, Landon Bone Baker Architects, and the Chicago Housing Authority.