AIA National Convention Tour of UrbanWorks Veterans Memorial Campus on the Chicago Schools: Designing for the 21st Century

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Veterans-Blog-200pxThis 2014 AIA National Convention tour, Designing for the 21st Century, visits four Chicago schools to see how architects are designing and renovating spaces for the 21st century. UrbanWorks’ Veterans Memorial School is a 180,000 sq ft facility located in Chicago’s Archer Heights. Over 110 architects toured this abandoned baked goods manufacturing buildings which was transformed into two elementary schools and a high school, serving 1,800 students.  Veterans Memorial School is the receipient of the First Place Dreihaus Award for Excellence in Community Design and an AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award.