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Thursday, November 5th, 2009

By Shafaq Choudry Project Website: Location: 1307 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 Developer: G.Corp Development Developer Website: Architect: Andrew Wilson, [1016] Architecture, Inc Architect Website: Status: Broke ground early September 2009 (under construction) Completion Date: Spring/Summer 2010 Project Type: High Performance Residential Condominium Project Size: 4 stories, 37,000 square feet When [...]

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

By Jessica Tobacman Roosevelt University has begun plans for a new student center, incorporating a new eco-friendly edge into their design. The lobby of the university’s Auditorium Building currently houses a model that includes this structure and an artistic rendering of the institution’s new project. Located at 421 to 425 S. Wabash Ave., the Wabash [...]

Friday, October 16th, 2009

By Kathleen Johnson When a large design firm with sustainable values needs a new home, it’s not going to move into just any typical office space. The design has to make sense on every level, and celebrate the talents of the firm. This past January HOK moved into such a space, building out 27,700 gsf [...]

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

By Vivek Jayaram Sustainability. Twitter. Eco-Industrial corridors. These words are not historically germane to political discourse. Then again, Manuel “Manny” Flores, the alderman of Chicago’s First Ward, isn’t exactly a conventional politician. As a member of the Democratic Party, Flores has successfully held public office since 2003 by focusing his efforts on developing Chicago’s flourishing [...]

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

By Susan Turner One of the purposes of establishing a green rating system such as LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is to reduce the consumption of the earth’s resources. Historic buildings are one of the largest repositories of embodied energy. This project, located at 2620 W. Washington, retains the embodied energy of the [...]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By Susan Turner Architect Jessie McGrath and developer Sylvan Shank, like many others in their field, have gotten into the spirit of Chicago’s green movement, beginning restoration of a project located on 1927 N. Honore. The building, constructed in 1907, was developed during the Chicago’s Garden Movement (c1900-1941), and is located on a street with [...]


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