Current Projects

Construction Progress: McCrory Senior Apartments joins the community

McCrory Senior Apartments construction progress as of September 18th

Just west of Union Park at the SE intersection of Washington and Paulina, McCrory Senior Housing is taking shape amongst a myriad of neighbors.   Within the four blocks that meet at this corner, you can find historic mansions, contemporary 2- to 4-flats, apartments, condos, a learning center, and elementary school. McCrory’s community development partner,…

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Pete Landon, Todd Palmer, and the NPHM on ‘Project Innovation’

Peter Landon and Todd Palmer talking about the National Public Housing Museum on Project Innovation

Get a look into the design and construction of the upcoming 1st-ever National Public Housing Museum on this episode of ‘Project Innovation.’ Architect Peter Landon and curator Todd Palmer talk through their intentions for converting the Jane Addams homes designed by John Holabird in 1938 in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood.

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Construction Progress: Phil B Curls Manor

Phil B Curls Manor is the first phase of a new mixed-income, inter-generational neighborhood located in Kansas City, MO. The 4-story building will provide 54 affordable apartments for seniors and amenities that include a theater, community room, fitness, bike storage, in-unit laundry, and medical exam room. The building is named after longtime Kansas City lawmaker Phil…

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Jeff and Joseph join in ChiCAT Design Charrette

Young ChiCAT charrette participants presenting brainstorm ideas

On Saturday, the Chicago Center for Arts & Technology (ChiCAT) hosted a design charrette for their state-of-the-art school and community center in the near west side of Chicago. The rehabilitated 4-story building is equipped with a performance space, art gallery, computer lab, and other facilities that cater to the arts. ChiCAT will provide after-school programs…

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20K House Finds First Developer

“…the bigger challenge is fitting a house that’s completely different than normal into the existing system of zoning, and codes, how contractors do their jobs, and even mortgages.” Rural Studio’s 20K House is moving from Project to Product in an effort to bring affordable considerate housing to a broader market. Their first field test is…

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