Posts Tagged ‘Thresholds’

Creating an Integrated Care Center: What it Really Takes

Wednesday, October 25th, Mental Health Corporations of America (MHCA) hosted a conference in Scottsdale, AZ, focused on the challenges and opportunities Thresholds experienced while developing the Schwartz Center for Integrated Health, which was recently completed in June. Thresholds kindly invited LBBA’s Jeff Bone to join the panel to discuss designing an adaptive reuse build-out that…

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Grand Opening: Schwartz Center for Integrated Health

People gathered around Thresholds' Phyllis and Perry Schwartz Center for Integrated Health main entrance for ribbon cutting

The Phyllis and Perry Schwartz Center for Integrated Health, an integrated health and primary care center focused on social interaction and well-being, is now open. Owned by Thresholds and operated in partnership with Heartland Alliance, the center will offer services for people suffering from severe mental illness. The adaptive reuse project provides casual, flexible, and…

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Chicago Botanic Garden Begins Horticultural Classes at Buffett Place

On Wednesday evening, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Horticultural Therapy staff welcomed community members to the first Community Engagement evening program hosted by the Fred and Pamela Buffett Place. Attendees gathered on the new green roof deck to participate in a spring bulb planting activity. During the session, participants learned how to appropriately plant, or “force,”…

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Affordable Housing Finance Names The Grant, Buffett Place Finalists in 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards

The Grant at Woodlawn Park and Buffett Place have been selected as finalists for Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s (AHF’s) 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards for the Nation’s Best Affordable Housing Developments. The Grant, developed by Preservation of Affordable Housing, is the second new construction phase of the multiyear revitalization effort for the former Grove Parc Plaza…

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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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Grand Opening: Buffett Place

The former Diplomat SRO reopened its doors for an open house on January 30 as the renovated Fred and Pamela Buffett Place, a 51-unit development in Lakeview that delivers supportive, affordable options to a population in need of housing, health care, employment assistance, and an array of other supportive services. “With fewer and fewer affordable…

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Diplomat SRO | Furniture Production

ReBuilding Exchange hosted a “Make It Take It” Workshop with Thresholds to create coat hangers for the Diplomat SRO project. LBBA joined Thresholds members in making one piece for each of the 51 units!

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Rebuilding Exchange Promotes Sustainable Deconstruction at Diplomat SRO

Landon Bone Baker Architects is collaborating with the Rebuilding Exchange (RX) on the design and production of reclaimed wood furniture and fixtures for the Diplomat SRO project. Using salvaged wood joists and framing material from the construction site, RX is producing 51 small dining tables, 51 personal mirrors, and coffee and game tables for the…

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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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