Portfolio Category: Sustainable Design

HPZS Office

Located in the recently renovated Gormully and Jeffery Manufacturing Company building, makers of the original Rambler Bicycle,  HPZS designed and moved into their new home in November of 2017. The design embodies everything the firm stands for - a dedication to preserving a sustainable future.  Utilizing low VOC and recycled content products, while embracing the expansive daylight, exposed…
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Kedzie Firehouse

The West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) will be purchasing from the City of Chicago an abandoned firehouse property adjacent to Kells Park, a neighborhood park managed by the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is the intent of the WHPDC to restore and rehabilitate the firehouse building and repurpose it for use as a CPD…
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Yannell Residence

HPZS has been commissioned to renovate an existing residence to meet Passive House Institute US (PHIUS+) standards, as part of a first-of-it’s-kind speculative low-energy renovation project in Chicago. While most homes built to PHIUS standards are for private homeowners, the client in this case is looking to create a precedent for speculative sustainable homebuilding in the Midwest.…
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Pullman Artspace

When Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood received National Landmark status in 2015, Pullman Artspace, LLC, in partnership with the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, sponsored a phased competition for the design of an artist’s live/work space incorporating new construction connecting two original Pullman buildings located at either end of an otherwise empty block. HPZS, as part of…
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Lorraine Hansberry Apartments

The Lorraine Hansberry Apartments is a nine story senior housing facility completed in 1976. The first floor includes offices and common areas, while floors 2 through 9 are comprised of 169 apartments. HPZS initially completed a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Green Physical Condition Assessment for this property. Construction documents were subsequently prepared to address electrical,…
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Garver Arts Incubator

The former Garver Feed Mill Building, constructed in 1906, was given to the City of Madison for the expansion of the adjacent Olbrich Botanic Garden. In addition to it’s use by the Botanic Garden, the building was developed as an arts incubator in which local artists would work and teach. HPZS prepared an Historic Structures…
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