Details

  • 12,500 SF
  • 3 stories
  • 24 bedrooms

Teen Living Programs provides housing, education, counselling, healthcare, and life skills training to at-risk youth who are experiencing homelessness. HPA designed a new 12,000 SF, concrete and glass building that provides modern amenities within a warm and friendly interior. The facility has 24 individual bedrooms for long-term teen residents, along with an emergency shelter for younger children, community rooms, a teaching kitchen, teen lounge, computer lab and library.

Exterior glass and unique precast concrete panels create a visually interesting, contemporary building that is sympathetic to the character and fabric of its historic Bronzeville neighborhood. The earth-toned color palette and soft furnishings provide comfortable and inviting spaces. A 4,500 SF outdoor terrace features indigenous plantings and a teaching garden.

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design
Chicago Building Congress, Merit Award Winner
Precast Concrete Institute – Best Public/Institutional Building