Kenmore Senior Apartments: Holabird & Root Turn 1920s Building into Green Public Housing

by , 06/14/11
filed under: Architecture

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In an effort to alleviate Chicago’s affordable housing crisis, the Chicago Housing Authority challenged Holabird & Root to transform a vacant 1920s-era building into a contemporary, high-quality senior apartment building. The project, called the Kenmore Senior Apartments, features a complete gut rehab, retrofitted courtyards with rain gardens, and a green roof. The building, expected to be the first LEED Platinum public housing building in Chicago, redefines expectations for affordable senior housing.


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  1. Buildingwell July 5, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    The Kenmore Senior Apartments are an excellent example of the potential to rehabilitate existing buildings using green techniques while at the same time providing affordable housing. Thanks for putting together this highlight. For more information on more green rehab techniques for affordable housing, visit

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