2021 Merit Award
The John Buck Company and Lendlease
Over an acre of usable and productive green space over structure is provided in the LEED Gold certified Porte Apartments of Chicago’s West Loop. Going beyond the standard multifamily amenity deck program, the rooftop spaces are as graphic as they are green – utilizing sculptural topography, urban farming, and adaptable spaces to provide an environmentally sensitive, spatially diverse, and socially engaging setting that capitalizes on its urban context.
The ground floor combines lush streetscape and sculptural plazas with collaborative community art to celebrate the combination of grit and glamour that define Chicago’s West Loop. Together, the design of the many at-grade and rooftop spaces at Porte Apartments create an innovative paradigm for urban multifamily development that weaves art and culture into the conventional approach to sustainability.
GREC Architects, WSP (Structural), WMA Consulting Engineers (MEP), V3 Companies (Civil), Lendlease Construction, Brightview, Charter Sills (Lighting), Hines Inc (Irrigation)