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Lake Street Studios, Interfaith Housing Development Corp.
Chicago, IL
Lake Street Studios
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Micro-units with massive impact.
Inclusive workforce housing in Chicago's West Loop.
Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood has experienced a dramatic revitalization over the last two decades, transforming from an industrial concentration of factories and warehouses to a sought-after location for renowned restaurants, high-end galleries and luxury apartments. With this growth came new employment opportunities across sectors, skillsets and income levels—and prohibitively expensive housing that excluded the neighborhood’s low-income workforce.

Lake Street Studios provides sixty-one affordable, transit-oriented micro-units, ensuring that the men and women who drive Chicago’s service industries not only have safe, affordable and quality housing, but also critical access to opportunities, social services and the jobs they depend on to survive.

Purposeful, seamless design ensures the structure blends skillfully with the surrounding neighborhood. Balancing movement and stillness, the building’s aesthetic responds to its transit-centered context—the newly reconstructed CTA ‘L’ station; the Chicago River; pedestrian and automotive traffic patterns—while cost-effective, sustainable design components prove that a building can positively impact its residents and its environment—building a better future for all.
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As Chicago continues to emerge from the recession, it is refreshing to see that there is still a place and support for this type of much-needed housing.”
Susan King
Principal
HED
Project Data
Lake Street Studios 2012-40024-000
Interfaith Housing Development Corporation
Chicago, IL
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Full Service A/E
RSF/GSF
44,070
CONSTRUCTION COST
$13.5 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
LEED Platinum
YEAR COMPLETED
2015
Project Team
  • Susan King
    FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Principal
    Sector + Sustainability Leader
    PRINCIPAL
  • Christopher Sachse
    Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Gary Goldblum
    AIA, CSI
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Chauncey Kingsbury
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Project Management

  • Reed Wesolowski
    RA, LEED AP BD+C
    Architecture + Design

  • Jim Corsiglia
    PE, SE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Structural Engineering Leader

Micro-units with massive impact.
Lake Street Studios, Interfaith Housing Development Corp.
Chicago, IL
PROJECT DATA
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