UrbanWorks wins the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design!

Congrats to UrbanWorks, an internationally recognized Chicago architectural firm committed to producing socially and environmentally responsible designs for civic, community-based, private and commercial sector clients has won received the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, First Place, for La Casa Student Dormitory. 

 

UrbanWorks has received the 2013 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design for the La Casa Student Dormitory, located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Designed as a new innovative model in student housing, the project incorporates all of the benefits and resources of on-campus living while serving nearly all major colleges and universities in the Chicago area.

A part of The Resurrection Project, La Casa Dormitories provides housing for up to 105 student residents on a corner site at Paulina and 18th Streets-and is quickly becoming a Pilsen “icon.” The six-story, 33,000-square-foot cast-in-place concrete structure includes a lively facade of glass, masonry, and a varied pattern of windows and colorful fiber cement panels expressing the dynamic nature of the neighborhood and its residents. Facilities include administrative offices, a computer lounge, laundry, shared kitchens, living space and private study areas.

Denco was the general contractor; Photography by Anthony May Photography.