Chinese American Service League
The Chinese American Service League’s Kam Liu Center provides a welcoming, familiar space for Chinese immigrants arriving in Chicago.
The Center houses fourteen distinct community programs, including classrooms, gardens, child and senior care, a family drop-in center, counseling offices, and a chef training facility.
The design features controllable natural day-lighting and ventilation that make the center a comfortable place in which to work and learn. The plan is organized to maximize the intergenerational contact characteristic of the Chicago Chinese community. In the double-height community room, flexibly designed spaces accommodate activities for young and old, encouraging interaction, communication, and collaboration.
Award for Architectural Excellence,
Citation of Merit, Distinguished Building Award, Design Excellence Awards, AIA
Best of Institutional Award, Midwest Construction Magazine, 2004