Targeting LEED Silver
City Hyde Park reimagines the urban apartment building, bringing new options for living, recreation, and leisure to its full-block site—formerly a strip mall and under-used parking lot.
Located at a busy commercial intersection near Lake Michigan and adjacent to a commuter rail stop, it is designed as a pedestrian-friendly hub that has a positive impact on its neighborhood.
Featuring indoor and outdoor amenities, the residential tower rises from the plinth, which supports an expansive green roof and is anchored by a grocery store. At street level, wider, improved sidewalks complement the building’s retail arcade and lobbies, contributing to a dynamic, walkable community scene.
The tower’s facade emphasizes its structure with a playful array of stacked concrete panels forming columns, bays, sunshades, and balconies, offering multiple opportunities for residents to socialize, enjoy the outdoors, and connect to the surrounding neighborhood and city.
Jenkins & Huntington, Inc., elevator consultant
Lightswitch, lighting consultant
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, structural engineering
SPACECO, Inc., civil engineering
Terry Guen Design Associates, landscape architect
Threshold Acoustics, acoustical consultant
Honor Award, Divine Detail, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2016
Citation of Merit, Distinguished Building, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2016
Blair Kamin reviews City Hyde Park.