Photo round-up: accessible features in Home First

Elizabeth’s presentation with AIA Chicago last week and the recent article in Chicago Architect featuring the Home First projects both touched on the accessible new construction and interior renovations that have been made in order to provide independent & affordable homes for people with disabilities that are also integrated within the community. Here’s a closer…

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Elizabeth to present Home First Accessible Renovations with AIA Chicago

This Thursday, April 8th at 3pm, Elizabeth will be presenting in a panel discussion for AIA Chicago on new models for affordable housing in Chicago. As part of a series hosted by Chicago Architect magazine highlighting housing projects in Chicago that emphasize affordability, accessibility, and sustainability, Elizabeth will present the Home First affordable housing developments…

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Home First projects featured in Chicago Architect magazine

The Home First projects were featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Chicago Architect magazine! Located on scattered sites throughout Chicago and nearby areas, developer IFF’s Home First projects eradicate the financial obstacles that prevent individuals from moving out of institutionalized care and into independent living, while integrating highly accessible, transitional housing into residential neighborhoods.…

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Chicago Architect magazine features Heidi

Heidi was featured on the cover of the Spring 2021 issue of Chicago Architect magazine! Spotlighted in the article “Changing the Way We See Aging,” the feature explores the personal connections that directly influenced Heidi’s professional path into one which is focused on designing and improving senior living spaces, along with her expanded role within…

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Construction completed on Andy’s Place Apartments

Andy’s Place Apartments is now complete! This project is a 50-unit development offering affordable, supportive housing for individuals recovering from opioid addiction and their families in Jackson, Michigan. The first development of its kind in the state, Andy’s Place partners with the local drug court to refer individuals who qualify for the one and two-bedroom…

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Albert to present Ravenswood Senior Living in Graphisoft webinar

Albert will present about Ravenswood Senior Living and the use of Archicad on the project as part of Graphisoft’s Midwest Virtual User Group this Thursday, March 25th at 11:30 AM. The discussion will explore how WJW leveraged cross-platform BIM software, in collaboration with the engineers and the general contractor, to achieve a more precise and…

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Jane to present “This is Home” with AIA Chicago

On Monday, March 22nd from 12:00-1:00pm, Jane will present “This is Home; Making Home in Affordable Senior Living Communities,” hosted by the AIA Chicago Design for Aging committee. The presentation will share Jane’s “This is Home” project, an exploration of the ethereal idea of home (what feels like home) and how that relates to a…

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