Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative is Awarded Landmarks Illinois Preservation Award for Project of the Year


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Events taking place at the Art Center at DA+HC (Photos by Sara Pooley)

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC) was awarded the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Project of the Year. The award recognizes projects that make possible the continued use of a historic commercial/industrial, residential, or public/institutional structure. DA+HC was recognized for its implementation of  rehabilitation, restoration, stabilization, stewardship, and sustainability.

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. The unique partnership and expertise of Rebuild Foundation, Brinshore Development, the CHA and Landon Bone Baker Architects brought new life and meaning into the abandoned 80’s CHA public housing project – showcasing the value of existing buildings as catalysts for social change through the integration of art, architecture, and community involvement.

To register for the Awards Celebration, visit the Landmarks Illinois website.