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Lake Street Studios Chicago, Illinois


Transit Oriented Development Micro-units Workforce Housing


Client: Interfaith Housing Corporation Sustainable Certification: Green Communities Criteria Size: 39,800 SF Cost: $13.3 M Units: 61


Community Contribution: Urban Heat Island and Stormwater run-off reduction and Open Space: Vegetative/ Cool Roof

Energy Reduction: Solar Thermal Hot water, renewable heating source.

Energy Reduction: High Performance envelope, High R Value, Continuous Insulation, complying with new Illinois Energy code EUI: 35 (National Avg 49.5) Community Contribution: Transit oriented design and car free living. Conveniently located between two mass transit stops and a block away from major bus lines. Community Contribution: Providing affordable workforce housing and access to fresh local food.


The design responds contextually to mass transit, the Chicago River, pedestrian and automotive traffic along the I-90/94 “expressway wall�. The facades are a juxtaposition of movement and stillness. This balancing act is reflected in blues and whites referencing the sky, river and nearby high rises. Similarly, copper accents represent the red and orange masonry of lower surrounding buildings.


Constructed on a narrow thirty-foot-wide site, the resulting program placed the units in a single-loaded corridor, which displays unobstructed views of downtown for all residents.


Lake Street Studios Chicago, Illinois Contact: Susan King, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C Principal, Harley Ellis Devereaux 1 East Wacker Drive, Sutie 200 Chicago, IL 60601 312.324.7431 sfking@hedev.com

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