Photo © Tony May Photography
Photo © Tony May Photography
Photo © Tony May Photography
Photo © Tony May Photography

La Casa Student Housing

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Location
Chicago, USA
Year
2012
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
5-20 Stories
Awards

2013 Chicago Building Congress Merit Award for Construction Under $15 Million
 
2013 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, First Place 
 
2012 ALA Design Award
 

Publications

A Dorm for All Colleges
La Casa Student Housing is featured in the New York Times, November 2, 2012

A composition of glass curtain wall, masonry-colored rain panels, and a varied pattern of individual windows provides a lively presence to this home for 105 students in the heart of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. UrbanWorks developed the unique program with community-based developer, The Resurrection Project, to provide a subsidized college residential experience for Hispanic students who cannot afford to live at nearby universities. The six-story, 33,000-square-foot building incorporates commercial space and offices for the Instituto del Progresso Latino, a partner organization. Student facilities include kitchens, laundry, a computer lounge, and administrative offices.

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