Portfolio Category: On the Boards

South Shore Cultural Center

The South Shore Cultural Center, designed by Marshall and Fox Architects, encompasses the building and grounds of the former South Shore Country Club on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. Built in 1905, it Historic Places. HPZS is currently designing a restoration of the outdoor theater promenade to include accessible access,…
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Dearborn Homes

Constructed in 1948, the Dearborn Homes Development is comprised of 16 mid-rise buildings containing 800 dwelling units on 16 acres of land. The complex is part of the CHA’s Plan for Transformation, which included complete renovation of all 16 buildings resulting in 656 dwellings. HPZS created a plan for the rehabilitation of all buildings, including…
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The Powhatan Apartments

Designed by Architects, Charles Morgan and Robert De Golyer, The Powhatan is an explicit example of the Art Deco movement and marked the change to upscale apartment living in the late 1920s.  The exterior is clad in Indiana limestone and terra cotta.  Ornamental spandrels and wildlife motives portray a colorful relationship between the building and the lakefront parks…
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PALMER HOUSE HILTON

The 25-story Palmer House Hilton is one of Chicago’s historic grand hotels, located in the downtown Loop district. It was designed by the architectural firm of Holabird & Roche, and was completed in phases between 1923 and 1925. The building is clad in brick, limestone and terra cotta with a significant amount of ornamental trim.…
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