WIN: Nonprofit Workforce Development Receives Building Renovation Grant for 3410 W. Lake Street

Revolution Workshop, 3410 W. Lake Street. Photo credit: Eric Allix Rogers
Revolution Workshop, 3410 W. Lake Street. Photo credit: Eric Allix Rogers

“Revolution Workshop has received $2.5 million in funding as a recipient of a Community Development Grant. Located at 3410 W. Lake, Revolution Workshop is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides construction workforce development for unemployed or underemployed people in partnership with area businesses. ​

“With Future Firm serving as the architect, the organization will renovate its current warehouse building to better meet current and future needs of this revolutionary organization. The project combines the existing 7,000 square feet the organization is already occupying with an adjacent recently vacated adjacent space of approximately 5,000 square feet, in two long span bow-truss buildings formerly used as a soda factory. The design aims to create a flagship location, an iconic headquarters for Revolution Workshop that is a hub for the organization’s activities which showcases the breadth and impact of the RW’s work.

“The design focuses on creating urgently needed spaces for the Revolution Community, including highly functional and flexible shop space, engineered for the future of construction; welcoming and contemporary office space, to support staff and social services; and bold, collaborative environments for trainees to learn, build, and come together. All of these spaces are designed with RW’s preference for functional, welcoming aesthetics in mind: industrial materials mix with pops of color to create a unique palette.” (Kugler, Urbanize Chicago, 2/22/24)

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