Inner City Incubator

An urgent renewal scheme for Chicago Residential Architect February 2015  Chicago is a city known for erecting massive, mega-scaled, dysfunctional housing projects, like Cabrini-Green and the Robert Taylor Homes, and tearing them down again a handful of decades later. Since the 1990s, the Chicago Housing Authority(CHA) has sought to atomize and disperse poverty by redeveloping more […]

3.1 Philip Lim

Contract Design Magazine September 2014 Pop-up stores are equal parts theater, art installation, marketing, and merchandise, deploying high-concept retail environments for short periods of time to create an event, often one in which buzz is as important as sales. But what happens when the event horizon is accelerated from just a few months to just […]

Destination Unknown

Changes on track for Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood. Architects Newspaper June 2015 Two months after President Obama declared the historic company town of Pullman, Illinois a national monument, a group of architects, planners, and preservationists are examining ways to balance economic development and historic preservation in the newly protected neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. The […]

New Generations of Glass and Stone

Three University of Chicago projects evolve Collegiate Neo-Gothic in subtle ways Chicago Architect March/April 2015 All adaptive reuse projects have to confront how you represent and revise architecture of two distinct time periods. But in an adaptive reuse project where the original building was done in a historicist style, the problem is more complex: How […]