Every year, the members of Logan Square Preservation presents an award to the best historic preservation project for the year. We were presented with a crystal eagle Preservation Award for our 2017 work on Logan Certified, our adaptive reuse development project in Logan Square.
Acting as developer, architect and general contractor, we transformed a 6,000 square foot, defunct grocery store into a mixed use complex that includes our studio, showroom and two leasable spaces. We preserved as much of the building shell as possible and recycled existing materials that would have otherwise been transported to the landfill. The front portion of the building was constructed in 1910 and was clad in metal panels, some of which were salvaged and painted. The rear, brick portion, of the building was built in 1950 and retains it’s original Chicago common brick. A residential loft apartment was added, and we created a central courtyard, complete with a custom wood burning pizza oven, to allow for more natural light to filter throughout. For more details and before and after photos, check out the following blog posts about the project concept, construction, and solar panels.