Posts Tagged ‘catherine baker’

Grand Opening: McCrory Senior Apartments

McCrory Senior Apartments Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Walter Burnett, Audra Hamernik (IHDA's Executive Director), David Brint (Brinshore), and community leaders

McCrory Senior Apartments had their Grand Opening today! The project is 5-stories, 62-units of affordable housing for seniors on the Near West Side of Chicago where they’ll have access to amenities such as a theatre room, community room, on-site management, and a fitness room. Artwork at the main entry and decorative moments that refer to the neighboring…

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AIA Designight 2018

2018 AIA Designight at Navy Pier

AIA Chicago hosted another fantastic Designight at Navy Pier on Friday. We enjoyed the entire event from Geoffrey Baer’s witty MC skills, to seeing our colleagues’ impressive projects. Congratulations to all the projects recognized at the ceremony!

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Grand Opening: Tierra Linda

Ribbon cutting outside of Tierra Linda's Passive House at grand opening ceremony

Today LUCHA celebrated the grand opening of its first sustainability-oriented affordable housing project, Tierra Linda! As a scattered site development, Tierra Linda offers affordable housing in 3-flat and 6-flat buildings across Humboldt Park. The ribbon cutting was held in front of the first multi-family Passive House in Illinois.  

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Tierra Linda Passive House Tour

Guest gathered around the Passive House tour's first speaker Charlene Andreas from LUCHA

Yesterday Eco Achievers hosted a tour of Tierra Linda’s Passive House, the first multi-family Passive House in Illinois! Guests gathered inline outside of the mid-constructed project showing the completed STO Gold coat installation on the exterior sheathing. The tour began with Charlene Andreas, from the project’s developer LUCHA, introducing how the Passive House became a…

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The Conversation: Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky

Rendering of Tierra Linda units from street

The Conversation’s article, “Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky,” written by Sean Weiss, examines three projects that attempt to build and maintain communities as public spaces are increasingly being privatized. One of the three projects featured in this article, Tierra Linda, is a scattered site housing project near the Bloomingdale Trail…

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Woodlawn Park and DA+HC Receive AIA Illinois Honor Awards

Participants of the Woodlawn Park project and AIA Illinois representative posing for a picture with the Daniel Burnham Honor Award

On October 27th AIA Illinois honored Woodlawn Park with the Daniel Burnham Award for planning, which recognizes projects for their contribution to the enhancement of a community. Woodlawn Park is a community-initiated development of affordable, market-rate, and senior housing centered around reengaging its historic connection to the neighborhood of Woodlawn, the University of Chicago, Washington…

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