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A penthouse with angled architectural elements and relatively small windows uses a subtle lighting design to emphasize the scale of the space.  Vertical sources act as indirect reflectors of light, helping to manage contrast/glare with views and allowing for the use of...

Chicago's Midtown Athletic Club, which had originally primarily served as an indoor tennis facility, with typical gym functions as a secondary component, was recently bolstered to include all of above thanks to a $75 million renovation and expansion project that adds 1...

May 9, 2019

A former commercial real estate executive assembles a seasoned design team to build out his penthouse condo in Lincoln Park. From his airy, light-filled 38th-floor penthouse in Lincoln Park's tallest building, Jim Gearen enjous stunning vistas of the lake framed by 12-...

April 5, 2019

To tackle a lack of affordable housing, nonprofits become developers.
When you're a homeless shelter in a country with a deficit of 182,000 affordable-housing units, what do you do? Raise money, find property and get into the housing development business. Read More

March 20, 2019

Chicago is a sprawling city of neighborhoods with stunning architecture, world-class museums, cultural hot spots, and off-the-path hidden gems. Between its iconic landmarks and the new attractions that regularly pop up—exploring Chicago can be overwhelming. Especially,...

March 18, 2019

For somebody who inhabits  such posh digs, Jim Gearen is surprisingly low-key. “I call it the attic,” the retired commercial real estate exec says with a smile. Actually, it’s a 38th-floor three-bedroom penthouse in the tallest structure in Chicago’s tony Lincoln Park...

March 18, 2019

In a development likely to reshape, and possibly reignite, the Halsted Street corridor in Lincoln Park and impact the fiscal and artistic fortunes of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company for years to come, the storied Chicago theater is to break ground Tuesday on an ambitio...

March 5, 2019

From the late John Mahoney, to John Malkovitch, Laurie Metcalf and Joan Allen--plenty of well-known actors call Steppenwolf home. Even Amy Morton who currently stars on the NBC drama 'Chicago PD.' Morton was on hand for Tuesday's new theatre groundbreaking expansion. "...

March 5, 2019

CHICAGO (CBS)–Chicago’s theater scene has always been bold, innovative and award-winning, but one longtime company has been thrilling audiences with provocative shows since 1974–and it’s about to get bigger. Steppenwolf Theatre, at 1650 N. Halsted St. in Lincoln Park,...

December 17, 2018

Affiliate members are invaluable to the architecture community. Contractors, insurance agents, product representatives, manufacturers, real estate professionals, and more make up this group of individuals and firms that support AIA Chicago's tours, programs and parties...

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