Portfolio Category: Sustainable Design

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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South Shore Beach House

South Shore Beach House was commissioned by the Chicago Park District in 2017 and serves Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. Located on the same site as the South Shore Cultural Center landmark, the structure takes a modern but elegant turn, with clean horizontal lines inspired by the lake horizon beyond. The 2500 SF structure is a…
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UChicago Eckhart Ryerson Master Planning

HPZS was engaged to facilitate a programming and planning study for the University of Chicago’s Eckhart Ryerson Building with a larger focus on the Department of Math. The scope included an upgrade to instructional space that will continue to support the Computer Science and Statistics programs, as well as a sustainable master plan for the…
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University of Chicago Health & Wellness Center

HPZS collaborated on the renovation, planning, design, and construction of the University of Chicago Health, Counseling, and Wellness Center, a new 20,000 SF student health, counseling and wellness center addition located within an existing heritage building on the University of Chicago campus, The Chicago Women’s Lying In Hospital, which is also on the National Register…
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The Hub@Trumbull

Designed by the chief architect of Chicago Public Schools, Dwight H. Perkins, the Trumbull School opened in the fall of 1909 and was considered a new prototype in public school design, including bathrooms on every floor no basement, and organized around a large spacious auditorium. Designed to accommodate growth via the addition of one or…
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