The shortlist has been released, and Krueck+Sexton’s solution for affordable & sustainable housing in Chicago has been chosen to continue in the final phase of the competition! All competing projects are posted on Building Trust International’s facebook page. Check out our ideas, formulated with the help of our partner Mercy Housing Lakefront, and “like” it here.
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Krueck+Sexton has partnered with Mercy Housing Lakefront on a solution to Building Trust International’s competition for a $30,000 house – a cost-effective housing for the homeless. The design challenge was open, but limited to creating a solution for an urban area of a developed country. With 95 million people in the United States lacking safe, decent and affordable housing, and with about 100,000 people suffering from homelessness in Chicago alone, we felt compelled to design a comprehensive solution for this reality. Our project takes into account constructability, modularity, adaptability, density, and sustainability. Above all, our design is a beginning – to a broader exploration of how to create dignified, permanent, community-centric and cost-effective solutions for organizations doing good work for the homeless in Chicago.
See our submission here.
K+S architect Don Semple has recently received recognition for his pro bono work on The Logan Square Bicentennial Improvements Project with a spread feature in Architect’s Newspaper. The project’s overarching goal is to create a safer more people-friendly space for the square through changes to the CTA bus infrastructure and to the square itself. Completed with extensive community input, Don and his partners Charlie Keel and Ryan Westrom, a traffic engineer, propose improvements to the green space around Logan Square to make it more usable in support of the neighborhood’s pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Changes will be made to the roadways that improve the efficiency of auto and bus traffic while decreasing the amount of asphalt surface area around the site. These changes will allow for more effective parking at the square and will make unprecedented strides towards sustainable storm water management.
Read Architect’s Newspaper feature at: www.archpaper.com
Tom Jacobs, AIA has been elected as a representative of CMAP’s Citizen Advisory Committee. As the Chicago Metropolitain Agency for Planning is in the process of shifting into implementing the GO TO 2040 plan, they have chosen a number of new members as representatives of their new Citizens’ Advisory Committee. They have recognized Tom’s ‘committment and strong engagement to our communities’ as an ‘invaluable asset that will help ensure the prosperity of our region and improve quality of life for the region’s residents.’