Between States is an ambitious showcase of 50 community-based design solutions to transform underappreciated and underperforming spaces in Chicago into rejuvenated civic anchors.
This exhibition is the latest in CAF’s multi-year 50 Designers/50 Wards investigation, which explores how designers and residents might equally participate in identifying growth opportunities within all of Chicago’s neighborhoods.
This year, CAF has challenged 50 Chicago-based design teams to identify a physical asset in one of Chicago’s 50 wards that could benefit from a redesign and imagine a way to transition it “between states.” The meaning is twofold. First, how can the physical state of these sites be transformed? Second, how can successful community-based projects from other U.S. states serve as inspiring case studies for Chicagoans?
The exhibition is curated by Martin Felsen of UrbanLab.
Featuring: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, AECOM, ARUP, Bailey Edward, bKL Architecture, Booth Hansen, CannonDesign, Cordogan, Clark & Associates, Dirk Denison Architects, eastlake studio, Eckenhoff Saunders Architects, Epstein, Exp, Farr Associates, Forum Studio, Future Firm, Gensler, Ghafari Associates, Goettsch Partners, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, HBRA Architects, HDR, Holabird & Root, JAHN, Legat Architects, Lothan Van Hook Destefano Architecture, Metter|Studio / Morris Architects Planners, Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects, Pappageorge Haymes Partners, Perkins + Will Global, RADA Architects, Searl Lamaster Howe Architects, Site Design Group, SmithGroup JJR, SMNG A, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, SOM, Space Architects + Planners, Stantec, STL Architects, Terry Guen Design Associates, Thornton Tomasetti, Tom Brock Architect, UrbanLab, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Vinci Hamp Architects, Vladimir Radutny Architectsvon Weise Associates, Weese Langley Weese, Wight & Company, Lohan Studio, Woodhouse Tinucci Architects, and Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects