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Key Issues

  • Industrial-age buildings retrofitted for high-tech businesses.
  • Designing for community resilience.
  • Engaging the public with pop-up design interventions.

About This Topic

Through adaptive reuse, we celebrate Chicago’s deeply-rooted history — maintaining the historic integrity of old structures while creating new opportunities and amenities for the public.

Adaptive Chicago will be your source for Chicago's latest reuse projects, as well as a bulletin board for spontaneous interventions and pop-up activities happening in other cities. We hope that the examples provided here will get your design brain thinking, How could this place be designed to improve Chicago's livability?