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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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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
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Location: West Town Architect: Square Root Architecture Contractor: Helios Design + Build By Rosie Powers, Editor As sustainable development has begun to spread its influence throughout Chicago, once again the city has grown a bit greener – this time welcoming its very first prefabricated home, which may earn LEED Platinum certification. The project, headed by [...]

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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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Monday, June 21st, 2010
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Owner: Doug Sandberg Architect: Sandberg Architecture, http://parkhouseconstruction.blogspot.com Building Use: Single-family home Floor Area: 2600 square feet, including basement & garage Number of Floors: 2 + basement/garage split level 6728 North Seeley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645 By Katherine Darnstadt “No way!” That was the initial response from architect Doug Sandberg when his wife Catherine first mentioned [...]

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Monday, May 10th, 2010

Developer: Chicago Custom Green Homes Architect: Northlight Architects Structural Engineer: The Structural Shop MEP Engineer: Creative Systems and Associates Wall Panel Manufacturer: ELFI Wall System By Abir Ali 1943 N. Albany is a sustainably-designed single-family spec house that achieves a Chicago Green Homes two-star rating. It is the first development by Lindsey Lee and Ben [...]

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Thursday, November 5th, 2009

By Shafaq Choudry Project Website: http://www.wrightwoodcrossing.com Location: 1307 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 Developer: G.Corp Development Developer Website: http://www.gcorpdevelopment.com Architect: Andrew Wilson, [1016] Architecture, Inc Architect Website: http://www.1016architecture.com 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 [...]

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