LBBA is proud to be a FINALIST in the Lerch Bates People’s Choices Awards presented in partnership with AIA Chicago and the Chicago Architecture Center, and we invite you to VOTE for our project!
La Casa Norte is a new mixed-use comprehensive community center in Humboldt Park on the city’s Near Northwest Side. Services include a homeless youth drop-in center, healthcare center, café and food pantry, and Pierce House, 25 units of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness. The design blends highly social spaces at the front of the building with more discrete areas that meet a need for confidentiality, including the residences surrounding a private courtyard. The project respects the existing neighborhood fabric, fitting snugly into the low-rise urban context. It provides an innovative and environmentally friendly home for the residents, employees, and community. La Casa Norte has received LEED Gold Certification.
Client: La Casa Norte
Landscape: McKay Landscape Architects
Contractor: Powers and Sons Construction Company
Civil: Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd.
Structural: @C.E. Anderson & Associates
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