Portfolio Category: Sustainable Design

University of Chicago Health & Wellness Center

HPZS collaborated on the renovation, planning, design, and construction of the University of Chicago Health, Counseling, and Wellness Center, a new 20,000 SF student health, counseling and wellness center addition located within an existing heritage building on the University of Chicago campus, The Chicago Women’s Lying In Hospital, which is also on the National Register…
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South Shore Beach House

HPZS is design architect and AOR for the South Shore Beach House, a new construction beach house including lifeguard and concession facilities at South Shore Beach near the South Shore Cultural Center. The building features two wings, one a lifeguard pavilion, and the other wing includes men’s and women’s restrooms as well as a family…
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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 PHIUS+

HPZS designed the very first certified single-family Passive House Institute US (PHIUS 2018+) Renovation in Chicago. The objective of this ground-breaking retrofit low-energy project was to transform the speculative renovation market in the Midwest. Following strict PHIUS building guidelines, one of the neighborhood’s original homes from the 1890s has been completely reinterpreted and re-engineered into…
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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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