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1225 Old Town honored as Development of the Year

1225 Old Town

The Sun-Times 25th annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards, billed as the “Oscars of the local industry,” were announced at a dinner last Thursday night. The sold-out event reportedly drew 1,800 attendees and raised more than $1 million for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The Development of the Year award for projects completed in 2012 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 11, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park apartments with available parking

2630 N Hampden Chicago

Join us for a brief look at a large studio apartment at 2630 N Hampden Ct. The building offers updated studio and 1-bedroom apartments in a prime Lincoln Park location, steps from the park and from the restaurant, nightlife and shopping scene along Clark and Diversey. One bonus that you won’t find in older buildings ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 27, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Revisiting an award-winner in the South Loop deadpool

X/O Condos

Five years ago today we noted that X/O Condominiums had won a National Association of Home Builders Gold Award for design excellence, and had been the recipient of several other awards. A little over a year later we relayed the news that X/O had defaulted on its loans and was headed for the deadpool. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 20, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Logan Square’s Hairpin Lofts receives preservation award

Hairpin Lofts video

The landmark Morris Sachs building at 2800 N Milwaukee Ave in Logan Square, which had sat vacant for nearly 20 years, has been transformed into Hairpin Lofts, a community resource where Logan Square artists can gather, perform, display their creations, work – and live affordably. The first floor is retail space. The entire second floor ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 15, 2012

Deadline tomorrow for CAMME Awards entries

CAMME Awards video

The Chicagoland Apartment Association‘s (CAA) annual CAMME Awards are the Oscars of the multi-family housing profession in the Chicago metro area. The CAMME (Chicagoland Apartment Marketing and Management Excellence) Awards recognize multi-family housing companies and professionals that have demonstrated excellence in the previous year. All entries are judged by multi-family housing professionals who do not ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 14, 2012
News & trendsArchitecture & design

Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards honor city’s best


Rather than summarize this news release, we pass it along in its entirety. Video clips of the award winners are available online. On February 28th, Local Initiatives Support Corporation Chicago (LISC Chicago) recognized the city’s finest innovators and doers at the 18th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards at the Chicago Hilton & Towers, which honors ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 1, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Oakwood 200 Squared voted best of 2011

Oakwood 200 Squared

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), the architecture firm that designed many of Chicago’s signature buildings, has been the recipient of countless awards during its long and distinguished history. The firm recently added an award for Oakwood 200 Squared, a new luxury high-rise in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. Engineering News Record, the bible of the construction ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 19, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Nature boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo wins Distinguished Building Award

Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Boardwalk

It’s old news by now, via the Tribune’s Blair Kamin and other sources, that Studio Gang Architects, Shaw Sustainable Solutions and WRD Environmental won a 2011 Distinguished Building Award from the Chicago Chapter of the AIA for the nature boardwalk, education pavilion and South Pond transformation at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Shortly after it opened ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 29, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Romanticizing Pullman, one of the nation’s great neighborhoods

Pullman video

The American Planning Association has select Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood as one of its Great Places in America for 2011: Pullman’s timeless features have contributed to the renaissance of this handsome former company town. An experiment in industrial order and community planning, the neighborhood features a design that was intelligent in 1880 and “smart” today. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 5, 2011
News & trendsArchitecture & design

Aqua, Optima, 235 Van Buren architects recognized for Design Excellence

Aqua, Chicago

The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects will recognize three new condo towers in Chicago and Skokie at tonight’s 2010 Design Excellence Awards, Blair Kamin reports. Aqua, designed by Studio Gang Architects, and Optima Old Orchard Woods, designed by developer-architect David C. Hovey, will receive Honor Awards for Distinguished Buildings. 235 Van Buren, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 29, 2010