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Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Photo Courtesy of XOCO

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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Sunday, April 11th, 2010
Photo courtesy Michelle Litvin

Location: Hannah’s Bretzel, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 Owner: Florian Pfahler Architect: UrbanLab By Azmina Alimohd The restaurant industry is well-known for its wasteful habits and large carbon footprint, disposing of materials such as Styrofoam, plastic and trash. Fighting the customary commercial business practices, Hannah’s Bretzel brings a new rise to Chicago food consumers. Hannah’s Bretzel [...]

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Thursday, June 4th, 2009
Haworth Entrance

The Haworth Merchandise Mart showroom was chosen as one of 104 projects to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council’s nationwide LEED-CI pilot program. In 2005, the Haworth showroom became the first LEED-CI Gold certified showroom in the Merchandise Mart. This project set the bar for at least eight other showrooms seeking LEED-CI or LEED-EB certification within the Merchandise Mart.

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Saturday, May 16th, 2009
Floor Plan

Logan Square Kitchen is more than a commercial kitchen and 75-seat event space that happens to be designed sustainably; it is a community incubator that will provide social and public health benefits that are beyond the scope of LEED. The project intends to set the bar for a LEED Gold Commercial Interior renovation.

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