ABLA Community Center
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)
Architect - Architrave, Ltd.
Landscape & Civil - Terra Engineering
Structural - KJWW Engineering Consultants
MEP/FP - KJWW Engineering Consultants
Renovation of approximately 12,800 square feet of an existing single story building. Work included: full gut renovation interior spaces to accommodate new office, classroom and community center needs; full mechanical, electrical and plumbing system replacement; façade enhancements consisting of new glazing and terra cotta rain screen cladding; new landscaping and site work in the central courtyard and surrounding site to accommodate parking and yard storage.
The extensive renovation project is seeking LEED Silver certification. The use of the terra cotta rain screen system provided a durable & low-maintenance enhancement of the façade, while retaining the modern expression of the existing international style building.