Between States—50 Designers Transform Chicago's Neighborhoods is an ambitious showcase of 50 community-based design solutions to transform underappreciated and underperforming spaces in Chicago into rejuvenated civic anchors.
This exhibition is the latest in CAF’s multi-year 50 Designers/50 Wards investigation, which explores how designers and residents might equally participate in identifying growth opportunities within all of Chicago’s neighborhoods.
This year, CAF has challenged 50 Chicago-based design teams to identify a physical asset in one of Chicago’s 50 wards that could benefit from a redesign and imagine a way to transition it “between states.” The meaning is twofold. First, how can the physical state of these sites be transformed? Second, how can successful community-based projects from other U.S. states serve as inspiring case studies for Chicagoans?
PRICE Free and open to the public
HOURS September 19, 2017 to March 1, 2018
LOCATION CAF Atrium Gallery, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
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Participating design teams
The exhibition is curated by Martin Felsen of UrbanLab.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Cordogan, Clark & Associates
Dirk Denison Architects
Eckenhoff Saunders Architects
Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
Holabird & Root
Lothan Van Hook Destefano Architecture
Metter|Studio / Morris Architects, Planners
Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects
Pappageorge Haymes Partners
Perkins + Will Global
Searl Lamaster Howe Architects
Site Design Group
Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Space Architects + Planners
Terry Guen Design Associates
Tom Brock Architect
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Vinci Hamp Architects
Vladimir Radutny Architects
von Weise Associates
Weese Langley Weese
Wight & Company, Lohan Studio
Woodhouse Tinucci Architects
Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects