La Casa Dormitories
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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
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