Las Vegas 2016

← Back to Learning Location: Las Vegas Description: Inspired by Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi, and Steven Izenour’s analysis of the city in “Learning from Las Vegas”, WJW ventured to the Las Vegas strip and beyond in the Fall of 2016. With ducks and decorated sheds in mind, we explored the modern and old strips,…

Hope Manor Apartments

← Back to Our Work Location: Chicago, IL Work Category: Supportive Description: Hope Manor Apartments is a 4 story, 50 dwelling unit residential building in Chicago that provides housing and support services for up to 80 American Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The first floor has a resource center, meeting rooms,…

Seniors Facility Lighting

← Back to Research Description: Research and study into the effects of lighting in Senior Living Facilities. Design guidelines were produced in order to create an optimal environment for all users in regards to visual comfort, glare, and lighting quality. Senior Facilities Lighting PDF

Porous Paving

← Back to Research Environmental Benefits of Porous Pavement Reduces the amount of impervious surface from development. Reduces the volume of storm water runoff, as well as the peak rate of flow. Reduces the discharge of pollutants and improves water quality. Facilitates groundwater recharge to maintain groundwater and base flow levels in nearby streams. Reduces…

CDOT Sustainable Infrastructure Review

← Back to Research Location: Chicago, IL Description: Worn Jerabek Architects conducted a review of the Chicago Department of Transportation's practices and policies with the goal of highlighting and recommending effective strategies for bringing sustainability to Chicago's transportation infrastructure. Highlights: Green Alleys reduce the amount of storm water runoff by increasing the amount of pervious…

CDOT Salt Study

← Back to Research Location: Chicago, IL Description: Every winter some 13 million tons, more than half the salt produced in the United States, is spread on wintry roads. In the six-county Chicago area, the Illinois Department of Transportation alone uses 140,000 tons of sodium chloride in an average winter, and counties and municipalities cumulatively…

Milwaukee (2006)

← Back to Learning Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Description: Traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to visit the local architecture and explore the Milwaukee Art Museum by Santiago Calatrava.

Farnsworth House (2005)

← Back to Learning Location: Plano, Illinois Description: The Farnsworth House (Plano, Illinois) by Mies van der Rohe and the Ford House (Aurora, Illinois) by Bruce Goff make for an interesting juxtaposition in the western suburbs of Chicago.