CHA Fannie Emanuel Senior Housing

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  • Finalist Chicago Building Congress Merit Award - Renovation & Adaptive Reuse Over $10 Million
  • Finalist Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards - Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design

The Chicago Housing Authority’s Fannie Emanuel Senior Apartments Modernization comprises the complete renovation of an existing, 20-story residential building.

The new façade creates a new weather barrier, adds insulation to what was formerly a solid block and brick wall, and provided the design team with the opportunity to create a contemporary look for the exterior.

Additionally, the project features 181 renovated residential units, a roof garden offering views of the city, a new main entry and lobby, and extensive landscaping of the project’s 2.5-acre site.

Square Footage: 135,000 sq. ft.