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Learn about Adaptable House, a re-imagining of the classic Chicago bungalow as a flexible home that grows with changing family needs. Meet Greg Tamborino, the architect behind the award-winning design, which won the 2019 Disruptive Design competition.

$12 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members*
Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Organized by AIA Chicago, the 2019 Disruptive Design competition challenged architects and developers to devise a versatile starter home as a solution to Chicago’s middle-class housing shortage. In this talk, architect Greg Tamborino will present his winning prototype—which Related Midwest has committed to building on two plots in Humboldt Park and Bronzeville in 2020—from a field of 133 entries. Adaptable House has flexible layouts that work ingeniously as a single-family dwelling or a two-flat that generates rental income for its owner.

Program speaker: Greg Tamborino

Greg Tamobrino

Greg Tamborino, AIA, is an award-winning Chicago-based architect. He is currently a Senior Associate with Perkins+Will and has 25 years of wide-ranging experience that includes single-family home design and construction, large scale masterplan and urban planning projects, luxury hospitality, and most recently, affordable housing. In addition to developing the winning proposal for the Disruptive Design architecture competition, Greg currently works with local developers on complex high-rise mixed-use projects. Tamborino is a licensed architect in Illinois and an alumna of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design where he earned a master’s degree in Architecture.

AIA/CES credit: 1 LU

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