I Space Architects + Planners: 2016 Press

Luxe : Home Tours2016

2250 Lakeview

Chicago Vantage Point

By Tate Gunnerson / Photos Mike Schwartz

Natural hues, layers of texture and a flowing, open layout create a serene Chicago apartment with dynamic vistas of the lake and city skyline. To begin the project, architect Jean Dufresne and associate Maria Contreras made several modifications to the original floor plan, which had a traditional layout featuring smaller closed-off rooms. "The entry had an oval hall that didn’t fit the look or feel of the space we envisioned, which was an open owing layout," Dufresne says . . .

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Architect Magazine : Theories of EvolutionJune 29, 2016

Everman Lofts

Even as finding new uses for old buildings has become commonplace, the results can be surprisingly clever.

By Ben Ikenson for AIA Architect /
Photos Mike Schwartz

Even as finding new uses for old buildings has become commonplace, the results can be surprisingly clever.

From motels and churches to bowling alleys and factories, buildings of all types eventually reach the end of their "natural" functioning lives. Whether to fill an otherwise overlooked market niche, provide affordable housing where it's most needed, or accommodate a group of talented Millennials with big visions but meager means, adaptive reuse projects are meaningful investments with promising returns. They represent both important opportunities for the design community—and an ever-important role in cities that need to adapt to the future . . .

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DNA Info : Maggie Daley Park RestaurantApril 21, 2016

Maggie Daley Restaurant

Maggie Daley Park Restaurant OK'd By Plan Commission

By Ted Cox /
Rendering Space Architects + Planners

CITY HALL - The Plan Commission approved a new slimmed-down proposal for a restaurant at Maggie Daley Park Thursday, over objections it wasn't slimmed down enough.

The proposal for what's being called Maggie's at the Park, 352 E. Monroe St., is half the size of an earlier design.

Heather Gleason, of the Chicago Park District, testified that it was intended as a "replacement" for an earlier concession stand at what was then a mini-golf course at the site.But community activist Allan Mellis complained it was more a restaurant than a concession stand, and that it might draw a rowdier, beer-drinking clientele than the families who might be expected to patronize a concession stand at the park. That said, he cheered the new restrooms on site . . .

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Curbed : Rendering of Maggie Daley Restaurant Breaks CoverApril 13, 2016

Maggie Daley Restaurant

Updated Rendering of the Proposed Maggie Daley Restaurant Breaks Cover

By Jay Koziarz /
Rendering Space Architects + Planners

Fresh on the heels of a recently released set of diagrams, comes an honest-to-goodness artistic rendering of Space Architects + Planners' redesigned Maggie Daley Park restaurant. If approved by the city, the controversial glass-walled eatery is expected to open sometime in 2017.

Construction will be privately financed by Chicago’s Four Corners Tavern Group who will also operate the business as part of a 10-year initial agreement. Four Corners will also pay the Chicago Park District $75,000 in yearly rent along with between 5 and 10 percent of its gross sales . . .

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