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  • A plan to build a new seven-story, 100 percent affordable housing development next to the Logan Square Blue Line stop is advancing after 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa said he will recommend t ...
  • The city took a significant step towards establishing a landmark district in Pilsen despite a lukewarm reception from the alderman-elect and the objections of a small-but-vocal group of residents. On ...
  • On Wednesday, the mayor’s office announced Chicago’s Garfield Green housing proposal was selected as a winner in C40’s global Reinventing Cities competition. Now, the design team will take steps to ma ...
  • Affordable housing that doesn't look like the usual

    20 May 2019 Chicago Business News
    In the past three decades, one Chicago architecture firm has designed about 5,000 units of affordable housing in the city. The firm is proud of the figure, though “it’s nothing compared to the number ...
  • “CONNECT THE DOTS” was recently revealed as the winning entry of the 2018 Chicago Prize. Based on the Chicago Architectural Club's yearlong “Crossing the Line” theme, the latest edition of the biennia ...
  • Did you know…the State of Illinois purchased billions worth of products and services during fiscal year 2017 to run social service facilities, office buildings, garages, state parks and more. Products ...
  • As construction on the 300,000-square-foot “Catalog” addition at the base of Willis Tower progresses, crews recently completed the large curving skylight capping the project’s upcoming retail and dini ...
  • CHICAGO — Cabrini-Green, the Robert Taylor Homes: demolished years ago, Chicago’s most notorious projects continue to haunt the city, conjuring up the troubled legacy of postwar public housing in Amer ...
  • The New York-based firm OMA and Chicago-based KOO has been named the winner of an international competition to design an innovative ‘Center for the Arts’ on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) ...
  • On Monday, the City of Chicago announced the completion of the $12 million revamp of the easternmost segment of the Chicago Riverwalk, located between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. A stroll th ...
  • After two years of construction, The Paragon—the South Loop’s newest and arguably most technologically advanced apartment tower—is officially open for business. The 47-story, 500-unit building from Mu ...
  • A nondescript shipping container sits just to the west of the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, painted black and framed from 60th Street by flora and trees. A modest structure c ...
  • When big office towers rise in a neighborhood, apartment developers aren’t far behind. All those office workers need a place to live, after all. That’s the thinking behind a 33-story apartment tower C ...
  • 4 women architects in Chicago history you should know

    09 May 2019 Chicago Architecture Center
    In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ve compiled a list of four historic, trailblazing women architects who made their mark in Chicago.
  • A River North office proposal could give downtown Chicago its second kinetic wall, joining an example currently under construction at 333 N. Green Street in the Fulton Market. Comprised of rows of ind ...
  • On Friday, Chicago officially broke ground on new Green Line station at the intersection of Lake Street and Damen Avenue on the city’s Near West Side. Designed by architecture firm Perkins + Will, the ...
  • Chicago launches online map for street closures, construction projects Construction season is upon us, and the Chicago Department of Transportation has launched ChiStreetWork just in time for it. Deve ...
  • A decade ago, it was hard to see where an education in Arts would take you. But for BRS Sreenag, it’s written in blood, and the artform is in his DNA. The grandson of iconic cinematographer, the late ...
  • Then & Now: Powerhouse – Lockport

    07 May 2019 The Herald News
    A major engineering achievement of the late 19th century was the construction of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. This canal was dug from Chicago to Lockport from 1890 to 1900 and extended to Joli ...
  • A ten-story retail and senior housing development proposed for the Six Corners shopping district on Chicago’s Northwest Side ran into trouble this week when it failed to pass City Council’s Zoning Com ...
  • As New York lawmakers discuss regulations to make the city’s glass skyscrapers more eco-friendly, Chicago may soon adopt new building standards aimed at protecting a very specific segment of the natur ...
  •  Vista Tower, the newest and most noticeable addition to Chicago’s famous skyline, reached a notable construction milestone on Friday when workers installed the final structural beam atop the 101-stor ...
  • The Wild Mile at the North Branch Canal wants to bring nature into the city.
  • Chicago Uncovered: NEMA Chicago

    29 Apr 2019 ABC 7 Chicago
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC7 is teaming up with the Chicago Architecture Center as part of a new series called Chicago Uncovered to showcase locations, new and old, that distinguish Chicago among other citie ...
  • The Chicago Transit Authority has completed nearly $4 million in railroad track improvements on the Red Line at Addison station. The work was part of the ongoing modernization of CTA rail service and ...
  • CHICAGO, IL—Greenwich, CT-based Knighthead Funding has provided Noah Properties Chicago with a $14.36 million construction loan for the Roselle Apartments, a transit-oriented multifamily community bei ...
  • American architect Jeanne Gang has been listed on Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people for 2019. The Studio Gang founder is the only architect to make the Time 100 list this year. The r ...
  • A River North office proposal could give downtown Chicago its second kinetic wall, joining an example currently under construction at 333 N. Green Street in the Fulton Market. Comprised of rows of ind ...
  • Our MPO story of ‘INVEST – A Sustainability Tool’

    23 Apr 2019 Neha Soni- Architect - Urban Designer - Planner
    Springfield MPO (IL) was invited at the AMPO (Association of Metropolitan Planning Organisations) Annual Conference in Portland (OR) to present one of the initial testing concept projects using newly ...
  • The first of three new high-rises planned for the vacant northeast corner of Chicago’s Lakeshore East community will break ground this summer, project co-developers LendLease and Magellan announced th ...
  • We can’t let a festering anti-developer atmosphere hold back Chicago’s minority- and women-owned businesses—and thus hold back the very neighborhoods that protesters want to protect.
  • Chicago City Hall Green Roof- a 20 year retrospective

    17 Apr 2019 Living Architecture Monitor
    Chicago’s City Hall rooftop garden is arguably one of the more recognized green roof applications on the continent. It helped shepherd in a new era of urban greening and resiliency efforts in Chicago ...
  • In many ways, design today is treated as avenue to inclusion. Architects beautify and reconceptualize affordable housing, devise public spaces that bring art out of galleries and to the masses, and cr ...
  • Ultramoderne’s Chicago Horizon proposal won the competition organized by CAB to design a low-cost multi-functional pavilion in Chicago’s Museum Campus, not far from the Shedd Aquarium. In designing th ...
  • CONSHOHOCKEN, PA—Keystone Property Group has begun construction of SORA West, a mixed-use, transit-oriented development in Conshohocken, PA that will house the new global corporate headquarters of Ame ...
  • On Wednesday, Chicago-based developer Newcastle Limited presented its plans for a pair of mixed-use Gold Cost developments to unruly standing-room-only crowd at meeting hosted by 2nd Ward Alderman Bri ...
  • Chicago City Council voted Wednesday to approve one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s top goals: a major reworking of the city’s building code, the first such undertaking in 70 years. After a week that saw alde ...
  • NEMA Chicago, one of the city’s biggest apartment buildings to sprout up in years — both in height and unit count — is leasing up for its first wave of move-ins next month. The 896-foot tower, Chicago ...
  • The governor of Illinois, whose family started the Pritzker Prize, is set to sell Helmut Jahn's James R Thompson Center in Chicago, putting the fate of the postmodern building in "serious trouble". Ja ...
  • CHICAGO—CoreSite Realty Corp. of Denver has commenced construction on the first phase of its 169,000-square-foot colocation data center known as “CH2” here. “We’re excited to have under construction a ...
  • Designed by Rode Island-based architecture firm Ultramoderne (led by Aaron Forrest and Yasmin Vobis)  for the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Chicago Horizon timber pavilion is now a popular a ...
  • Rafael Viñoly Architects released a short film, and exterior and interior renderings of NEMA Chicago, designed for developer Crescent Heights in 2013 for its "lifestyle apartment brand" NEMA. https:// ...
  • The curators for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial have announced early highlight contributors who will create newly commissioned projects and other materials for the exhibition. The initial list ...
  • If you visit Chicago, you're likely to end up at "The Bean." That's what most people call "Cloud Gate," a sculpture by Anish Kapoor that has become a favorite spot for tourists taking selfies. That’s ...
  • Chicago architect Jeanne Gang has landed the coveted O’Hare Global Terminal design project, part of a massive $8.5 billion airport expansion program. Her soaring glass and wood design will welcome in ...
  • Dive Brief: A team led by Landmark Development has proposed the mixed-use One Central project, a massive transit-oriented redevelopment of the 34-acre site next to Soldier Field in Chicago. The projec ...
  • When it comes to gender inequity in the architecture world, the writing’s on the wall: In the U.S. alone, women make up nearly half of the student body in architecture schools, and yet those numbers d ...

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