Urban House 1 is a two-story, 1800 sf, three bedroom wood-frame house being built through a new design/build course at the Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture. Students tackle sustainable design, healthy construction, social responsiveness and design excellence simultaneously.
Location 2202 N. Orchard, Chicago, IL 60614 Map Owner Private Residence Architect Dirk Denison Architects The Orchard Residence is a 9,700 sf, 3-story plus basement single-family home currently under construction (6,600 sf with basement and garage). This is the largest home we’ve covered yet and is certain to raise some eyebrows because of the materials [...]
Location 2020 W. Rice, Chicago, IL 60662 Map Owner Private Residences Architect Wolbrink Architects Chartered 2020 Green Dream is a 3-unit, 5,700 sf multifamily residence built as a speculative, for-sale development. This project exemplifies a straightforward, reasonable-cost approach to green that should be replicable by other for-profit developments. All units are Energy Star rated and [...]
Farr Associates office space is an example of green design and historic preservation working together. Located in the 3,200 sf. in the historic Monadnock Building, Farr’s office was a LEED® for Commercial Interiors pilot project and is currently applying for the final certification.
Location 6034 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660 Map Owner True Nature Foods Architect Echo Studio True Nature Foods, a community-oriented organic foods store has installed a 1,400 sf green roof on top of their building, a former auto shop. This modest project would be similar to many others in Chicago if it weren’t for the [...]
Location 3600 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647 Map Owner Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Architect SMNG-A Architects Photo courtesy Leslie Schwartz Photography The Infant Welfare Society is a 3-story, 39,000 sf medical office building housing a pediatric and women’s health clinic and a pediatric dental clinic serving uninsured and underserved women and children. The project [...]