Howard Ashland RFP

The RFP for the corner of Howard and Ashland in Rogers Park was a fast-paced project that came up unexpectedly in the process of putting together ideas for housing and non-profit agency opportunities for HOW and their community of organizations that work issues of housing, poverty, and education in the historic neighborhood. This RFP was an opportunity to join forces with Michaels Development and consider some large scale interventions in the neighborhood for transit oriented, mixed income, sustainable housing and offices for a grouping of non-profit organizations. Key design elements for the project are a glass beacon of education along Howard for an alternative high school, and a series of courtyards that allow levels of natural light, security, and community to flourish in the different multi-layered settings.