Lathrop Homes is a low-rise housing project from the 1930s under redevelopment by the Chicago Housing Authority. Located on a 34-acre site between the Bucktown and Roscoe Village neighborhoods, the mixed-income community will combine renovation and new structures.
bKL is designing two new buildings for this site, as well as renovating the current Administration Building. The new 6-story and 5-story structures will be located at the north and southwest corners of Diversey at Clybourn and Damen avenues. The mixed-use complex will include retail to revitalize this historic community, as well as provide over 100 residential units within the two newly designed buildings. The recently completed six-story residential building at 2737 North Hoyne Avenue features 59 units.
The new residential structures incorporate masonry facades designed to maintain the character of the original buildings in scale and proportion. Through the integration of Lathrop Homes’ existing architectural vocabulary, the new structures honor the site in a contextual manner.
- Project Area
- Administration Building: 6,500 square feet
Building 1: 70,000 square feet
Building 2: 60,500 square feet
- TGRWA, Structural; TERRA Engineering, Civil; dbHMS, MEP/FP; MVVA, Landscape; HED, LEED
- Masonry, Low-E vision glass
- AIA Chicago 2020 Design Excellence Award
Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Rehabilitation 2020
ENR Midwest Best Projects Award for Residential/Hospitality 2020
- Tom Rossiter