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Back of the Yards High School in Chicago, Illinois by STL Architects

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Article source: STL Architects 

This urban high school is organized into three thematic components: body, mind and spirit, that relate to the various programs and activities within the school that compose the curriculum. The site is zoned according to these thematic areas and bars are created, housing the athletics (body), the academy classrooms and teaching spaces (mind), and the library, arts and music (spirit). The bars slide against each other to create outdoor spaces on the site, programmed for specific activities that work in conjunction with the buildings—entry courtyard, athletics fields, and reading garden. The three volumes (body, mind, and spirit) that comprise the school are created by one continuous wall that snakes back and forth through the site.



  • Architects: STL Architects 
  • Project: Back of the Yards High School
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • YEAR : Design: July 09 – Mar 10 | Construction: Opening Summer 2013
  • Architect of Record: STL Architects
  • PBC’s Prototype Design Architect: John Ronan Architects
  • Architecture/Interiors Consulting: ODA Architecture
  • Structural: Matrix Engineering
  • Civil: Prism Engineering
  • Landscape: Jacobs/Ryan Associates
  • Accoustical & A/V: Kirkegaard Associates
  • SIZE : 215,000 SF
  • COST : $ 70.0 M


Lucent in Chicago, Illinois by Wolfgang Buttress

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Article source: Wolfgang Buttress

Lucent is a newly unveiled sculpture by UK artist Wolfgang Buttress, created as part of the lobby refurbishment of the iconic John Hancock Center, Chicago, USA.

Image Courtesy © Wolfgang Buttress

Image Courtesy © Wolfgang Buttress

  • Architects: Wolfgang Buttress
  • Project: Lucent
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, US State
  • Client : Hearn
  • Artist : Wolfgang Buttress
  • Scientist: Dr. Daniel Bayliss
  • Fabricators: Vector Custom Fabricating
  • Glass Blower: Ignite Glass Studios
  • Lighting Supplier: Universal Fibre Optics
  • Curator : Susan Aurinko


AMBIENT LIGHT in Chicago, Illinois by Guillaume Mazars Architecture

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Article source: Guillaume Mazars Architecture

Project for a kiosk on the lakefront of Chicago.  Waterfronts are special places. A meeting point between earth and sea, the horizon is exposed. More than elsewhere the sky is present, it illuminates and color permeates the place. The project aims to exacerbate this feeling by framing the views and accentuating the light of the moment.

EXTERIOR VIEW_LIBRARY- BOOK SHOP, Image Courtesy © Guillaume Mazars Architecture

EXTERIOR VIEW_LIBRARY- BOOK SHOP, Image Courtesy © Guillaume Mazars Architecture

  • Architects: Guillaume Mazars Architecture
  • Project: AMBIENT LIGHT
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois


Intrinsic School in Chicago,Illinois by Wheeler Kearns Architects

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Article source: Wheeler Kearns Architects 

By converting a former lumberyard into a visually accessible school, Intrinsic School provides a model for the adaptive reuse of unorthodox structures into functional learning environments.

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall – Hedrich Blessing

  • Architects: Wheeler Kearns Architects
  • Project: Intrinsic School
  • Location: Chicago,Illinois  
  • Photography: Steve Hall – Hedrich Blessing
  • Landscape Architect: Wolff Landscape Architects
  • MEP Engineer: McGuire Engineers, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Enspect Engineering
  • Civil Engineer: Terra Engineering
  • Acoustical Consultant: Threshold Acoustics
  • General Contractor: Clune Construction Co.
  • Date of Completion: 8/22/2014


Flexhouse in Chicago, Illinois by Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Article source: Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson

This 8-unit townhouse development occupies a well located site in the emerging Logan Square neighborhood northwest of downtown Chicago, just two blocks from a major train station. The open floor plans and flexibility of the interiors reflect a sense of simplicity and respond to the needs of contemporary living. The exterior strategy uses fiber cement lap siding and large metal window projections in a composition that retains a sense of a coherent urban block while marking each home as unique.

Image Courtesy © Ranquist Development Group

  • Architects: Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson
  • Project: Flexhouse
  • Location: 2801 – 2815 W Shakespeare Avenue Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Photography: Ranquist Development Group
  • Dates: 2013
  • Project Phase: Concept Design
  • Client: Ranquist Development Group / Zev Group
  • Design Architect: Interface Studio Architects, Philadelphia, PA
  • Project Architect: Sullivan Goulette& Wilson, Chicago, IL
  • Structural Engineers: SP Engineers, Chicago, IL
  • General Contractor: John James Construction, Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Area (if applicable): 13,000 SF (approx)

Wash/Pack Pavilion in Illinois, Urbana-Champaign by Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

A spring 2012 graduate architecture studio focused on the design and development of a “Wash/Pack Pavilion” for the campus’ Sustainable Student Farm.  The farm was initiated in 2009 to promote alternative growing practices and sustainable agriculture research. The project continues as a research endeavor.

Image Courtesy © Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

  • Architects: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect
  • Project: Wash/Pack Pavilion
  • Location: Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Research Project: 2012
  • Expected Completion: 2014
  • Research Assitants: Jordan Buckner, William Burdell, Meagan Calnon, David Emmons, Charles Huss, Daniel Jeuk, Ethan Rattray, Fadi Salem

Gable Again House in Champaign, Illinois by Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

A well-proportioned 1957 gabled house was constructed on the north edge of a small park.  While the southern view of maturing park trees visible through the glazed gable end is delightful, an owner of dubious taste in the 1970s constructed a curiously awful Mansard carbuncle-of-an-addition to its west.

Image Courtesy © Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

  • Architects: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect
  • Project: Gable Again House
  • Location: Champaign, Illinois
  • Commissioned Project: 2011-12
  • Design Associates: Workus Studio

WMS Boathouse at Clark Park in Chicago, Illinois by Studio Gang Architects

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Studio Gang Architects (SGA) is pleased to announce the completion of the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park along the north branch of the Chicago River. Designed and built by SGA, the state-of-the-art facility opened to the public on October 19, 2013. It is located at 3400 North Rockwell Avenue on the northwest side of the City of Chicago.

Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing

  • Architects: Studio Gang Architects (John Castro, Juan de la Mora, Jay Hoffman, Wei-Ju Lai, Angela Peckham, Christopher, Vant Hoff, Michan, Walker, Todd Zima)
  • Project: WMS Boathouse at Clark Park
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Photography: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing
  • OWNER: Chicago Park District
  • STATUS: Completed 2013 (Grand Opening October 19)
  • BUDGET: $8.8 million
  • SIZE: 22,600 sf
  • REVEALED: The Art Institute of Chicago solo exhibition
  • Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects

Meditation Hut II “Le Cadeau” in Urbana, Illinois by Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Article source: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

The hut is located in back corner of a residential garden, nestled in a mature landscape.   For the designer-owner-builder, the experience of its creation was a retreat both from work and into work – the hands-on construction process in itself was cathartic.

Image Courtesy © Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial in Springfield, Illinois by Jeffery S. Poss Architect

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Article source: Jeffery S. Poss Architect

The memorial honors the 987,000 men and women from the State of Illinois who served this country during World War II.  This new memorial was planned for an irregular site shaped by the formal dictates of two previously built memorials – the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1988) and the Illinois Korean War Memorial (1996).

Image Courtesy © Jeffery S. Poss Architect

  • Architects: Jeffery S. Poss Architect
  • Project: World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois,U.S.A
  • Year: 2001-04
  • Research Associate: Jereme Smith
  • Associate Architect: Isaksen Glerum & Associates
  • Globe Sculptor: Dann Nardi Studio
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