With every project, Booth Hansen looks to create beautiful places that people treasure.
Founded in 1980, Booth Hansen is a nationally-recognized architecture, planning, and interiors firm. As a medium sized firm, we provide project and design leadership with experienced principal architects who are engaged and attentive to the needs of every project no matter the size. Through commercial, cultural and educational projects, as well as multi-family and single-family residences, our contribution to the built environment aims to capture the unique quality of each project. We address the functional needs of our clients while seeking a direct connection with the human spirit through architecture’s timeless, poetic language.
We believe in the power of collaboration among designers, clients, stakeholders, and consultants to produce successful results and products of enduring quality. Clarity in communication leads to an equally defined design process, in which many voices come together in a single vision. As architects, we are agents of that vision, carefully evolving it from concept to construction.
The Arts and Recreation Center, located in Chicago’s South Side, connects the residentail areas to the north and south. Embodyig a healthy, comfortable, and cultural environment, the Center plays a critial role in nurturing a community. The welcoming environment has contributed significantly to the revitalization of the neighborhood it serves.
ARTS + RECREATION CENTER AT ELLIS PARK
THE COMMUNITY BUILDERS + CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT
JESSE OWENS & TAYLOR-LAURIDSEN PARK
The Chicago Park District commissioned a prototype design that would set the standard for future fieldhouses, accommodate a flexible program, and could be adapted to a variety of sites. The Jesse Owens Fieldhouse (pictured) and TaylorLauridsen Fieldhouse are two successful iterations of this prototype.
The Chicago Park District commissioned Booth Hansen to design another fieldhouse prototype design focusing on a more compact prototype that would accommodate a reduced program and remain flexible to different park locations. The Valley Forge Fieldhouse (pictured) and Haas Fieldhouse are notable examples of this design.
VALLEY FORGE & HAAS PARK FIELDHOUSES
CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT
The Homan Square Community Center provides the neighborhood with health care, family counseling, recreational sports, meeting rooms, special education, and social support. The community embraced the new center, as evidenced by strong participatoin in Park District and service provider programs.
HOMAN SQUARE COMMUNITY CENTER
THE SHAW COMPANY + CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT
FARM ON OGDEN
WINDY CITY HARVEST / CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN + LAWNDALE CHRISTIAN HEALTH CENTER
The Farm on Ogden was designed to cultivate a struggling community using food. Inside the renovated bowstring truss building, a market space sells the produce grown on site. Local residents are also able to learn about food preparation and healthy eating habits within the classrooms and teaching kitchens, or obtain job training in the greenhouses.
LEARNING CENTER & REGENSTEIN LEARNING CAMPUS
CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN
This LEED Platinum building is the heart of the Garden’s new seven-acre Learning Campus.
The Learning Center enhances the Botanic Garden’s distinguished education program, expanding existing curriculums and embracing new audiences with a state-of-the-art space designed to inspire exploration and interaction with nature.
The Pavilion provides space for visitors to interact one-on-one with animals in the Animal Ambassador Program. It features a public event space, housing for a variety of animals, and facilities for the caretakers. Originally planned as a strictly utilitarian facility, the Pavilion developed into a refined, flexible, and immersive event space that welcomes visitors and maintains a connection to the outdoors.
ANIMAL AMBASSADOR PAVILION BROOKFIELD ZOO
The Hamill Family Foundation Nature and Science Plaza involved the demolition of the existing Baboon Island exhibit and the construction of a new permanent, open-air Learning Pavilion. The Pavilion is surrounded by storage/support space, landscape gardens, prairie pathways and hardscape plazas. The landscape improvements include a new Science Exploration and Sensory Garden on the west of the site.
HAMILL FAMILY FOUNDATION LEARNING PAVILION & PLAZA
GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY ENTRY PAVILION
CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT
The low-arched metal roof of the entry pavilion complements the adjacent higharched glass roof of the conservatory greenhouse. Skylights enhance the simple, economical materials and flood the interior with natural light. The addition contains two large assembly rooms for visitor orientation, restrooms, a coat room, and storage.
FARM ON OGDEN LOCATION Chicago, IL CLIENT Chicago Botanic Garden + Lawndale Christian Health Center SCOPE Adaptive Reuse SIZE 17,300 SF BUILT 2018 ARTS + CENTERRECREATION LOCATION Chicago, IL CLIENT The Community Builders SCOPE New Construction SIZE 32,480 SF BUILT 2016 THE LEARNING CENTER LOCATION Chicago, IL CLIENT Chicago Botanic Garden SCOPE New Construction SIZE 26,700 SF BUILT 2016
JESSE OWENS & TAYLOR FIELDHOUSESLAURIDSEN LOCATION Chicago, IL CLIENT Chicago Park District SCOPE New Construction SIZE 18,400 SF BUILT 2009 VALLEY FORGE & HAAS FIELDHOUSES LOCATION Chicago, IL CLIENT Chicago Park District SCOPE New Construction SIZE 10,300 SF BUILT 2010
COMMUNITYSQUARECENTER LOCATION Chicago, IL CLIENT The Shaw Company + Chicago Park District SCOPE New Construction SIZE 70,000 SF BUILT 2001
ANIMAL PAVILIONAMBASSADOR LOCATION Chicago, IL CLIENT Brookfield Zoo SCOPE New Construction SIZE 10,740 SF BUILT 2015 HAMILL FOUNDATIONFAMILYPAVILION LOCATION Chicago, IL CLIENT Brookfield Zoo SCOPE New Construction SIZE 2,300 SF BUILT 2019 GARFIELD CONSERVATORYPARK LOCATION Chicago, IL CLIENT Chicago Park District SCOPE Addition SIZE 7,000 SF BUILT 1998
CREATING BEAUTIFUL PLACES THAT PEOPLE TREASURE
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