Portfolio Category: Sustainable Design

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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MSI Science Storms Exhibit

HPZS was engaged to install over 20 earth science specific permanent exhibits for the MSI Science Storms installation, collecting the seven natural phenomena into one location that occupies both the main and balcony levels of the West Gallery space. In order to accommodate the intensive infrastructure requirements, the entire main level exhibit was placed on…
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HPZS Office

Located in the recently renovated Gormully and Jeffery Manufacturing Company building, makers of the original Rambler Bicycle,  HPZS designed and moved into their new home in November of 2017. The design embodies everything the firm stands for - a dedication to preserving a sustainable future.  Utilizing low VOC and recycled content products, while embracing the expansive daylight, exposed…
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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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