Located on 70th Street in Chicago’s Grand Crossing neighborhood, Dorchester Art and Housing Collaborative is the redevelopment of the former Dante Harper housing project into 32 mixed-income rental units composed of 2-3 bedrooms. Brinshore Development, Rebuild Foundation and its founder, Theaster Gates, collaborated with LBBA to create a unique development that brings art-interested public housing residents and practicing artists together.
All buildings have been restored to their original modern design, with the addition of an Arts Center (composed of four former townhomes) in the center of the development. The Arts Center creates an open and inviting space for programming, creating, and displaying art.
South Shore, Chicago, IL
Prism Engineering (civil)
site design group (landscape)
RTM & Associates (MEP)
Carsello Engineering (structural)
Green Dream Group (energy)
2017 Crombie Taylor Award, American Institute of Architects
2016 Best of Design in Landscape, Honorable Mention, Architect's Newspaper
2016 Distinguished Building Award, Special Recognition: Adaptive Reuse as Catalyst for Social Change, AIA Chicago
2016 AIA/Hud Secretary's Award for Creating Community Connection
2016 Illinois American Society of Landscape Architects, Merit Award
2016 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation 2nd Place Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, CNDA
2015 Vision Award Winner, Urban Land Institute
2015 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Project of the Year, Landmarks Illinois