Design Dialogues: Building Up Bronzeville February 13 at Chicago Architecture Foundation

From CAF Design Dialogues Website:
Perhaps no Chicago neighborhood has experienced as turbulent a century as Bronzeville. Join us for a lecture and panel discussion to hear diverse perspectives on developments that are re-energizing this historic neighborhood.

Long a hub for the black middle class, but also a target of prejudicial housing and planning policies, Bronzeville today is enjoying a groundswell of new community energy. Investment by developers, city funding and quality designs are helping to patch the neighborhood’s urban fabric and bolster its tax base. Community leader and investor Ghian Foreman, architect Ken DeMuth, affordable housing developer Virginia Pace, Deputy Chief of Staff for Neighborhood Economic Development Aarti Kotak and ComEd’s Smart Grid and distribution planning director Dr. Shay Bahramirad will discuss this new activity. Chicago Tribune reporter Lolly Bowean will moderate the conversation.

Ken DeMuth, a partner at Pappageorge Haymes Partners, is currently working on the renovation and adaptive re-use of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Main Building (Chicago 7 2015) and the residential and commercial conversion of four of the city’s historic schools.

Mr. DeMuth has special expertise in complex adaptive re-use and historic renovation projects. He’s served as senior project architect on many highly acclaimed projects including Infinite Apartments, Metropolitan Tower and the Pomeroy Apartments which attained LEED Platinum certification. Recent Chicago work includes the redevelopment of the 17-story Chicago Landmark Old Colony Building from commercial use to apartments and the conversion of a Chicago Landmark church into townhouses in the Kenwood Historic District.

February 13, 2018
6:00 pm
$15 public/ $7 CAF members
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

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