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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.

January 29, 2020
12:00 pm
$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.

AIA/CES credit: 1 LU

  • Although this event is free for CAC members, advance registration is required.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
  • All online transactions will be charged a $3 convenience fee. To avoid this fee, order tickets via phone 312.922.3432 or in-person at the CAC Box Office at 111 E. Wacker Dr.