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Monday, October 3rd, 2011
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Owner/Developer: Rick Bayless Architect: Farr Associates General Contractor: Goldberg General Contracting By Garratt Hasenstab Most “foodies” associate the name Rick Bayless with innovative Mexican cuisine, however now Bayless also stands out as a leader in Chicago’s sustainable development scene. First came the groundbreaking gourmet Mexican restaurant, Frontera Grill. Then Bayless brought Topolobampo to the scene, [...]

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Monday, April 11th, 2011
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Owner: Chicago Botanical Garden Design: Archeworks Location: View Larger Map By Kareeshma Ali, assignment editor Not long ago, a lot on the southern tip of Bridgeport was in as desolate a state as the other 75,000 vacant lots in Chicago. But now when one walks past the corner of 29th St. and Halsted Ave., they [...]

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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
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Location: 1818 West Wilson, Chicago, Illinois 60640 View Larger Map Developer: Cleetus Friedman Architect: 2 Point Perspective By Todd Kaiser Entrepreneur, writer and performer Cleetus Friedman worked with local eco- architecture firm 2 Point Perspective to create an urban grocery and deli that would adequately reflect a simple mission statement: “Local. Sustainable. Delicious.” Opened in [...]

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
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Location: 1260 W. Adams St. Chicago, IL 60607 View Larger Map Owner/Developer – Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) Architect – Schroeder Murchie Niemiec Gazda-Auskalnis (SMNG-A) By: Angela Timmons As school begins each year, students across Chicago show up for classes with new back packs, the latest in back-to-school fashions and pristine notebooks waiting to [...]

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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
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Location: 330 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60611 Contractor: Bear Construction Owner: Prime Group Realty Trust By William Olson At the Chicago River’s southerly hiccough, a modern icon has gone green. The building at 330 N. Wabash, Mies Van der Rohe’s architectural encore in America, recently underwent a sustainable renovation and earned the USGBC’s Silver Certification for [...]

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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
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Name: Exelon City Solar Location: 1201 W. 120th Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60643 View Larger Map Company: Exelon Corporation By Rosie Powers Chicago’s South Side has been swept by sustainability, now housing the largest solar power plant in the United States. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was one of many local officials who were present for the [...]

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