Portfolio Category: On the Boards

Yannell Conservation Habitat

In June 2022, we gathered with colleagues and consultants for an Integrated Design Workshop, beginning a remarkable journey into our latest high performance sustainable demonstration project. HPZS is leading the design for a full IFLI Living Building Challenge certified building, incorporating PHUIS certification, a first of its kind in the region. These certifications set forth…
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Yannell PHIUS+

The Yannell PHIUS+ House is the first certified single-family Passive House Institute US (PHIUS 2018+) Renovation in a 14-state Midwest region, making it the first successful decarbonization project of its kind in both Illinois and in Chicago. Starting as a speculative development concept in 2017, completed in the summer of 2020, it sold on its…
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Western Illinois Museum

HPZS is working with the non-profit Western Illinois Museum (WIM) in Macomb, Illinois to develop a Master Plan for the existing historical facility that includes an assessment of the existing building components. It provides a conceptual design to update and re-purpose the building spaces to breathe new life into the successful museum for years to…
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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. In 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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THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

The Museum of Science and Industry is an icon on Chicago’s lakefront. A landmark building, it was originally constructed as the Palace of Fine Arts for the World’s Fair in 1893, and reconstructed in the 1930’s as a showcase of science and technology. HPZS has been involved as a Prime Architect for countless projects since…
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PALMER HOUSE HILTON

The 25-story Palmer House Hilton is one of Chicago’s historic grand hotels, located in the downtown Loop district. It was designed by the architectural firm of Holabird & Roche, and was completed in phases between 1923 and 1925. The building is clad in brick, limestone and terra cotta with a significant amount of ornamental trim.…
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