Portfolio Category: Ideas

CPS Universal Pre-Kindergarten Learning Center

HPZS designed a 26,000sf adaptive reuse of a vacant big box retail store into a best-in-class 12-classroom, Universal Pre-Kindergarten school, a pioneering model for Chicago Public Schools.┬áIn addition to daylit classrooms with flexible furnishings, the interior features a skylit, multi-purpose, gross-motor playscape complete with tricycle track, local artist-designed mesh curtain "rooms", and interactive custom millwork.…
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MSI Red Planet Blue Planet Exhibit

As architect of record, HPZS led an award winning team including the Hettema Group and Gallagher & Associates to design a major new exhibit utilizing all levels of the entire East Pavilion of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The joint creative concept was the winning proposal in a NASA sponsored design competition…
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Lorraine Hansberry Apartments

The Lorraine Hansberry Apartments is a nine story senior housing facility completed in 1976. The first floor includes offices and common areas, while floors 2 through 9 are comprised of 169 apartments. HPZS initially completed a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Green Physical Condition Assessment for this property. Construction documents were subsequently prepared to address electrical,…
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Kedzie Firehouse

The West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) will be purchasing from the City of Chicago an abandoned firehouse property adjacent to Kells Park, a neighborhood park managed by the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is the intent of the WHPDC to restore and rehabilitate the firehouse building and repurpose it for use as a CPD…
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