Posts Tagged ‘archi-treasures’

2018 AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award Video

Video still from Black Spectacles video for AIA Chicago's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Black Spectacles made such an amazing video for AIA Chicago‘s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award! We are truly thankful to AIA Chicago, Black Spectacles, our friends/peers that spoke so kindly of us, and everyone involved in the process.

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On The Table: Tools to Create Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Neighborhoods

What are the tools or incentives to preserve affordable housing in areas with heavy gentrification? How do we ensure that the public’s voice is heard? As part of the 2017 On The Table held in May, the Lawyers‘ Committee for Better Housing brought together people interested in affordable housing and community development to map a vision for Chicago’s communities…

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Buffett Place

Colorful home sign made from salvaged wood at Fred and Pamela Buffett Place facing the lobby

Fred and Pamela Buffett Place seeks to define a new paradigm for sustainable preservation as it relates to affordable and supportive housing in Chicago. Engaging residents and the community to capitalize on local assets, inspiration, and potential, the project ultimately sets a new standard by creating a welcoming and therapeutic environment that promotes health, happiness,…

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Archi-treasures, Thresholds Explore Meaning of Home at the Diplomat SRO

Last week, LBBA’s Jeff Bone and Victor Jimenez participated in the first Archi-treasures workshop for the Diplomat SRO project. The Diplomat, a formerly ill-maintained single-room occupancy building, is being reinvented as the Fred and Pamela Buffett Place; a 51-unit, sustainably-designed supportive housing facility for persons at risk of homelessness or struggling with mental illness. As…

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ABC7 Chicago Highlights Humboldt Park Mural Arts Program

The Humboldt Park Mural Arts Program (HPMAP) has included nearly a dozen of Humboldt Park’s 68 murals in a new tour and educational curriculum for students and families. HPMAP, organized by the non-profit, arts-based community development organization archi-treasures, promotes murals as local destinations and uses them as a tool to revitalize the health, well-being, and vitality…

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Harvest Commons Apartments

Street facing facade of Harvest Commons Apartments

Harvest Commons is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and an innovative model for community-based sustainable preservation. Originally built in 1929-1930 as a residential hotel for “modern living,” the building has experienced several transformations reflecting the cycles of growth, decline, and renewal of the Near West Side neighborhood. After falling into disrepair and closing…

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Archi-treasures Holds Workshops at the Viceroy SRO Project

Archi-treasures is working on a new art project at the Viceroy SRO Project. The arts-based community organization led two participatory workshops this month to develop concepts for an outdoor sculpture to be placed at the corner of Ogden Avenue and Warren Avenue. LBBA’s Jeff Bone and Jack Schroeder kicked-off the first workshop on December 1…

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Historic Humboldt Park Murals to Be Restored

In addition to rehabbing two affordable housing properties at Borinquen Bella, the Latin United Community Housing Association has secured support to save two historic murals on the sites. The artworks, Honor Boricua and Rompiendo Las Cadenas, will be restored with help from the original artists and remain as a visible link to Humboldt Park’s Puerto…

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