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Learn about the complex restoration and revitalization work underway at Lathrop Homes, a historic Chicago Housing Authority site located between the Bucktown and Roscoe Village neighborhoods on Chicago’s North Side.

$15 public
$7 CAF members
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

The nearly 80-year-old Julia C. Lathrop Homes are undergoing massive change. Redevelopment will turn the roughly 30-acre property into a mixed-income, mixed-use community containing more than 1,100 housing units, including 400 for CHA residents and more than 200 for families qualifying for affordable housing. The project will preserve 19 historic buildings and restore the Great Lawn along the Chicago River, which was designed by landscape architect Jens Jensen. Hear more details at our presentation.

Program Speaker: Jacques Sandberg

Jacques Sandberg

Jacques Sandberg is vice president at Related Midwest and heads the company's affordable housing business. He oversees a portfolio of 40 sites with 6,600 affordable residences. Jacques is currently working on the Lathrop Homes redevelopment and Roosevelt Square, a mixed-income development on the Near West Side. He holds a master's degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Grinnell College.

Program Speaker: GullivAr Shepard

Gulliver Shepard

Gullivar Shepard is a principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, steering the direction of many of the firm’s largest projects. He has led planning and design efforts for the White House's Pennsylvania Avenue project, the Princeton University Landscape Master Plan, Harbourfront Centre on Toronto's waterfront and, most recently, redevelopment of the grounds surrounding the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Gullivar earned a B.A. in architecture from Washington University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

AIA/CES Credit: 1 LU

  • Ticket price includes complimentary beer, wine or soft drinks
  • Discount tickets are available with a valid student ID for $10 at the CAF Box Office

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