Six historic buildings that formerly housed a wholesale produce market were converted into 929 residential lofts, saving an important Chicago landmark and transforming the surrounding neighborhood. The winner of several awards, the project is noted for the meticulous restoration of historic terra cotta faÃ§ades, innovative steel balconies and subtle additions that preserve the scale and character of the original buildings.
A Chicago neighborhood with several vacant parcels is revitalized through the construction of sensitively-scaled and carefully-designed infill housing. Nineteen new buildings preserve the spirit and historic character of the area through a well-established palette of brick and stone, expressed in both traditional and contemporary forms.
Designed for office usage and completed in 1893, Old Colony was the tallest building in Chicago at the time of construction. The redevelopment to student apartment-style residences was crafted to take advantage of surviving historic components, including marble clad walls, interior glazed office partitions, ornate trim, mosaic floors, and precast âscagliolaâ plaster.
The re-branding and renovation of the former Hotel 71 provided the opportunity to interface with the worldâs largest hospitality group. The multi-million dollar redevelopment encompassed a complete renovation of the exterior entrance and ground floor, and added over 18,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor function space.
This slender residential tower has a form derived from a pair of curved planes, one oriented towards the city center for Amman, Jordan to the southwest and the other to the northern mountains. Punctuated by an array of recessed balconies, these glassy facades create a sculptural form, standing out as an iconic structure within the more traditional urban fabric.
The first new construction project in PHâs history, City Commons created a paradigm shift in the possibilities for urban housing in Chicago. Sixty townhouses are organized as two concentric quadrangles separated by a private interior drive. The design encourages a sense of community with pedestrian-friendly streets and walkways.
As the high-density, mixed-use focus of the 1,100-acre redevelopment of an abandoned naval air station, the Glen Town Center is designed to evoke and reinterpret the classic, main street shopping districts of nearby Lake Forest and Winnetka.
The unique form of this mixed-use residential tower is derived from the interface between two angled ellipses that slide apart. This arrangement orients windows towards select view corridors, and enables a highly functional unit configuration while maintaining the buildingâs organic integrity. The tower is pursuing LEEDÂ® Silver Certification.
Creative site planning integrates elements of an industrial past and abandoned freight line to foster a unique solution to this urban infill development. Its innovative use of zero lot line planning and inviting courtyard spaces creates a residential identity that fully engages its location.
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