La Casa Dormitories

The Resurrection Project is a community-based organization in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. La Casa Dormitories provide housing for up to 105 residents on a corner site at Paulina and 18th Streets—the heart of the community.

The six-story, 33,000-square-foot building includes accommodations for commercial space on this active corner and offices for the Instituto del Progresso Latino, a partner organization. The lively façade of glass, masonry, and a varied pattern of windows express the dynamic nature of the neighborhood and its residents. Facilities for the student residents include administrative offices, a computer lounge, laundry, and kitchens.

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS:

  • 2013 Chicago Building Congress Merit Award for Construction Under $15 Million
  • 2013 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, First Place Read More
  • 2012 ALA Design Award
  • A Dorm for All Colleges: La Casa Dormitories is featured in the New York Times, November 2, 2012

LOCATION: Chicago, IL
CLIENT: The Resurrection Project
ARCHITECT: UrbanWorks, Ltd.
CONSULTING FIRMS: Avila Consulting Services, Inc. (Structural), HMS Engineering (MEP)
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tony May Photography
VISUALIZATION: Hoffman Visualization
PROJECT INITIATION: 2008
COMPLETION OF WORK: 2012
SITE AREA: 6500 SF (building)