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milwaukee aveWe were just approved for final inspection.  Latest photos after the jump.

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The original, existing roof rafters are rather shallow, so to save material and ensure we have the maximum insulation value in the roof, we are using a soy based, open-cell, spray-foam insulation.  Typical pink, batt insulation has trouble filling all framing cavities in a roof or wall which leads to air leaks and a sub-par insulation value.  This can lead to large energy losses, in fact, up to 40% of energy loss can be attributed to unwanted air leakage, according to the Department of Energy.  Read the rest of this entry »


An otherwise underutilized attic space is being transformed into a light-filled work space for the artist residents of a residential building in Logan Square.  We are retaining and exposing the existing masonry and heavy timber structure at the interior space.  The existing turret will be restored to its original condition after an unfortunate run in with vinyl siding.  Most of the finish materials will be reclaimed, including the interior doors, from other project sites in Logan Square, plumbing fixtures, and flooring. Read the rest of this entry »

dplogoSlated to open late this summer, Chicago will welcome its first food coop.  While Chicago’s summer farmers’ markets are great, the Dill Pickle Coop will house community supported farming on a daily basis.  Like most coop’s around the country Dill Pickle, located in Logan Square, will be a member-owned food store specializing in real, local, organic, and nutritious food.

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dplogoThe plans for the Dill Pickle Food Coop in Logan Square have been submitted to the Department of Buildings for permits.  If all goes well we expect to be under construction in July and occupied in late summer, just in time for harvest season!  See some of our concept renderings after the jump.

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