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Thrush Development

Chicago, Illinois

100 Units
112 Parking Spaces
167,000 GSF

Distinguished Building Award, from the American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter
Grand Award, Builder’s Choice Design and Planning Awards, from Builder Magazine
Gold Key Award, from The Home Builder’s Association of Greater Chicago

Located in Chicago’s West Loop, the award-winning community development comprises 100 residential units organized within five separate buildings, around a large, lavishly landscaped courtyard that sits atop an underground parking garage. The project responds to its industrial context through its position on the edge of the sidewalk and use of red brick, limestone, steel detailing, and large areas of glazing. Fenestration changes, terraces and balconies and extensive landscaping invigorate the facades and contribute to the unique dynamic of the complex. This contextual envelope is eroded away on the courtyard side to reveal a richly detailed structural framework and bolder, more playful color and form.

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