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Lake Street Studios wins Multi-Housing News Award

October 15, 2015

Lake Street Studios wins Multi-Housing News Award

Yesterday’s Single Room Occupancy (SRO) has been redesigned to meet today’s market for workforce micro-units.  Lake Street Studios demonstrates the outstanding execution of a developer’s functional and aesthetic objectives to target a specific demographic — the size is reflective of today’s market of living large by living small.

The 10-story Lake Street Studios development brings 61 micro-units to Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood and provides transit-oriented, affordable, workforce housing.  Constructed on an extremely narrow 30-foot-wide site, the design placed the units along a single-loaded corridor, which democratically provides unobstructed views of the Loop for all residents.

On October 14, Lake Street Studios was honored at the 2015 Multi-Housing News Excellence Awards in New York City as a Gold winner in the Development & Design: Workforce Housing category.  Susan King, Principal and Housing Design Studio Leader at Harley Ellis Devereaux and Harriette Mimms, Director of Construction & Asset Management at Interfaith Housing, were in attendance to accept the award. 

Harley Ellis Devereaux provided full architectural design and structural engineering services for the project; Linn-Mathes Inc. was the General Contractor; RTM Engineering Consultants were the MEP Engineers; Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. provided civil engineering services; and site design group, ltd. provided landscape design services.

Learn more about Lake Street Studios on our website and in our book.